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US and Canadian negotiators reach tentative deal over Pacific salmon

Diplomats are reviewing a Pacific salmon treaty deal. Negotiators from Canada and the United States reached the tentative deal over Pacific salmon almost two weeks ago. “The proposed amendments to the treaty – and there are a number of them – have been transmitted to the capitals: Ottawa and Washington D.C. for review and consideration

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NOAA starts nationwide listening sessions

July 19, 2018 Top agency leaders will embark on a series of public conferences held across the nation from August through November 2018. These meetings will provide information about the implementation of the Department of Commerce’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, and also offer you the opportunity to give your input. Topics will include the Weather Research

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Christa Svensson Begins Term on Fishery Council

Christa Svensson, of Astoria was sworn in last week as a member of the regional Pacific Fishery Management Council. The PFMC directs NOAA Fisheries on the management of federal west coast fisheries. Ms. Svensson was appointed by US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on June 27, and took her oath of office as the Pacific

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Ocean Salmon Seasons Are Set for Oregon Coasts

Ocean Salmon Seasons Are Set for Oregon, Washington Coasts Pacific Ocean salmon seasons were set for 2017 Tuesday by the Pacific Fishery Management Council.AP wirephoto/Jamie Lusch, Mail-Tribune All-salmon fishing seasons will begin June 24 in the Pacific Ocean from Leadbetter Point at the north end of Long Beach Peninsula, Wash., south to Humbug Mountain, near

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Oregon Salmon Are In Genetic Trouble

Pacific Northwest Salmon Are In Genetic Trouble By Robert F. ServiceJan. 10, 2018 , 2:25 PM Chinook salmon, an iconic species in the Pacific Northwest, have lost up to two-thirds of their genetic diversity over the past 7000 years, researchers report. The finding underscores a long-held concern that future salmon populations are imperiled by a