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Eureka City Council focuses on sustainability, fishing industry

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By Philip Santos | psantos@times-standard.com | Ken Bates speaks to the Eureka City Council about his concerns regarding the impact of offshore wind farms on the fishing industry. (Philip Santos — The Times-Standard)   The meeting was the council’s first with the newly elected Mayor Susan Seaman, and councilmember Leslie Castellano serving on the council.… Continue reading

Trinity River Upstream of Indian Creek Reopens for Adult Chinook Salmon Harvest on Monday, Nov. 19

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Trinity River Hatchery has determined the hatchery will have taken in more than 4,800 fall Chinook Salmon by the end of this week. According to California 2018-19 supplemental sport fishing regulations, the take of 4,800 fall Chinook Salmon at the hatchery triggers the reopening of the recreational… Continue reading

The river is running through it

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The Carmel River near Paso Hondo Road in Carmel Valley. (Vern Fisher – Monterey Herald) CARMEL VALLEY  —  In the process of removing the San Clemente Dam in 2015, workers created a pristine route for the Carmel River, complete with step pools and nicely arranged boulders. Winter floods have since transformed the river route into… Continue reading

Upper Trinity River Quota Met

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Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall Chinook Salmon catch on the Trinity River, anglers will meet the Upper Trinity River adult fall Chinook Salmon quota below Old Lewiston Bridge for the 2018 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2018. This triggers the closure of the… Continue reading

USGS Working to Restore Streamgages

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For questions about a streamgage in your state, please contact your local USGS water science center; contacts can be found at https://water.usgs.gov/key_officials.html. UPDATE, 11/6: Once all operational gages are brought back online, the USGS will focus on restoring other equipment that experienced the telemetry issues, including about 85 rapid deployment gages that are used periodically for emergency… Continue reading

Federal judge sides with Klamath Basin fish over farmers

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This Aug. 21, 2009, photo shows Iron Gate Dam spanning the Klamath River near Hornbrook in Siskiyou County. Jeff Barnard — The Associated Press By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard   Hoopa Valley Tribe representatives sit at a hearing at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco on April 11 to argue in favor of protecting… Continue reading

Reclamation to increase water releases to Klamath River today to address fish health concerns

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Increased flows to begin this afternoon and continue through Monday; Public urged to take safety precautions on or near the river while flows are high Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 9169785100 KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – This afternoon, the Bureau of Reclamation will increase flows below Iron Gate Dam to reduce the risk of disease for coho… Continue reading

Klamath River salmon fishing season set to reopen

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 Fishermen cast their lines at the mouth of the Klamath River in 2009. California’s commercial and sport salmon fishing seasons may face significant cutbacks to catch limits this year due to a low estimate of ocean salmon. Times-Standard file photo By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard The Klamath River salmon season is set to reopen this… Continue reading

Coho Salmon Released in Marin County’s Redwood Creek to Boost Spawning of Endangered Fish

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  In an effort to boost the population of spawning coho salmon in Marin County’s Redwood Creek, biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the National Park Service (NPS) today released nearly 200 adult coho salmon in the creek at Muir Beach. The released coho salmon were collected as juveniles from… Continue reading

Fall Chinook Season Closed on Klamath and Trinity Rivers

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CDFW reminds anglers that fall Chinook salmon fishing on the Klamath and Trinity rivers is prohibited beginning Aug. 15, 2017 on the Klamath River and Sept. 1, 2017 on the Trinity River. Angling for steelhead remains open on both rivers for the entire year. Due to historically low stock projections of fall Chinook in the… Continue reading