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Scrapping the Alaska king salmon troll season will hurt fishing communities without helping our endangered southern resident orcas

A law­suit that seeks to halt the south­east Alas­ka com­mer­cial salmon troll fish­ery has become a big top­ic of dis­cus­sion in the Last Fron­tier and in the PNW’s fish­ing com­mu­ni­ties after a fed­er­al court judge recent­ly ruled in favor of the plain­tiffs, putting the upcom­ing fish­ing sea­son in jeopardy.

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Victory! State Senate passes bill to ban invasive fish net pens in Washington waters

The Wash­ing­ton State Sen­ate has passed a bill that will safe­guard our waters and aquat­ic lands for future gen­er­a­tions. Spon­sored by Kevin Ranker, 2SSB 6086 would pro­hib­it the Depart­ment of Nat­ur­al Resources from sign­ing or renew­ing any leas­es that would allow the farm­ing of inva­sive, non­na­tive Atlantic salmon. 

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Department of Ecology, oyster growers cancel plans to spray neurotoxin in Willapa Bay

Hal­lelu­jah! Via a news release sent by the Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy: Fol­low­ing dis­cus­sions over the week­end, the Depart­ment of Ecol­o­gy and the Willa­­pa-Grays Har­bor Oys­ter Grow­ers Asso­ci­a­tion (WGHOGA) have agreed to can­cel a recent­ly issued per­mit for use of imi­da­clo­prid to con­trol bur­row­ing shrimp. “One of our agency’s goals is to reduce tox­i­cs in our […]