2015 Halibut bycatch limit significantly reduced in Bering Sea

Associated Press, June 8, 2015 JUNEAU — The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is asking pollock and cod trawlers in the Bering Sea to cut halibut bycatch by a fourth. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about the things that really matter to Northwest anglers.     Subscribe to NWFN Today!   …

New Oregon fishing regs could open Hyatt and Howard Prairie in winter

By Mark Freeman, Mail Tribune June 10. 2015 9:57AM Hyatt and Howard Prairie lakes could become year-round fishing spots, and special rules for largemouth bass in Applegate Lake could disappear under new plans to simplify Oregon’s often confusing and inconsistent trout and warmwater fishing rules. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is in the midst …

U.S Plans Columbia River Treaty Talks To Push Environmental Issues.

By Rob Hotakainen, McClatchy Washington Bureau June 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — After a long delay, the Obama administration has signaled that it’s ready to launch talks with Canada to renew the 51-year-old Columbia River Treaty, a controversial pact that created dams for electricity and flood control in the Pacific Northwest. This content is available for subscribers …

Feds release new plans to protect Snake River sockeye

Associated Press – June 08, 2015  BOISE — Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for Snake River sockeye salmon, a species that teetered on the brink of extinction in the early 1990s. This content is available for subscribers only.  To get the full story about the things that really matter to Northwest anglers.     …