fish http://kplu.org en Scientists Monitoring Oso Slide’s Effects On Stillaguamish Fish Runs http://kplu.org/post/scientists-monitoring-oso-slide-s-effects-stillaguamish-fish-runs <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143946519&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>As the search for victims of the Oso mudslide continues, scientists are monitoring its effects on endangered fish runs.</p><p>The cloudiness of the Stillaguamish&nbsp;River due to sediment washing down after the slide is a big concern. But it looks like initial fears of devastation are giving way to optimism.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 15851 at http://kplu.org Scientists Monitoring Oso Slide’s Effects On Stillaguamish Fish Runs Watchdog Group Concerned about Hydraulic Code Update http://kplu.org/post/watchdog-group-concerned-about-hydraulic-code-update <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Proposals to streamline permitting for development in and around state waters have some environmental groups worried. The groups are concerned&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the changes could weaken crucial protections for fish and their habitat.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 04:01:11 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10506 at http://kplu.org Watchdog Group Concerned about Hydraulic Code Update EPA Put on Notice over Wash. State's Fish Consumption Rate http://kplu.org/post/epa-put-notice-over-wash-states-fish-consumption-rate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The official estimate of how much fish people eat dictates the levels of pollution that are allowed, and a statewide coalition of clean water advocates says an accurate standard is long overdue.</span></p><p>Waterkeepers Washington<a href="http://earthjustice.org/our_work/cases/2013/washington-state-s-toxic-fish-consumption-rules" target="_blank"> is threatening to sue the federal government</a> over lack of enforcement.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 03:02:14 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9419 at http://kplu.org EPA Put on Notice over Wash. State's Fish Consumption Rate House Dems remove fish-consumption study from budget http://kplu.org/post/house-dems-remove-fish-consumption-study-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Washington state House Democrats removed funds for a fish-consumption study from the final budget. That went against the wishes of one of the state's biggest business interests, Boeing.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state Department of Ecology currently assumes that people in Washington eat about one meal of fish a month. But the state acknowledges the standard is out of date; many people eat a lot more fish than that.</span></p><p>Tribes and environmental groups have been urging the state to update its standard and require stricter regulation of water pollution. But that has been met with resistance from businesses, including Boeing.</p><p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:25:45 +0000 Ashley Gross 9228 at http://kplu.org House Dems remove fish-consumption study from budget How much fish is healthy? Wash. tribes push for updated standard http://kplu.org/post/how-much-fish-healthy-wash-tribes-push-updated-standard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How much fish should&nbsp;y</span>ou<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> eat? The state Department of Health recommends two meals of fish a week. But the <a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/toxics/fish_overview.html" target="_blank">Department of Ecology assumes people eat far less</a>, about the equivalent of one meal per month.</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em;">That’s because it uses those assumptions to calculate how much water pollution can be legally allowed in Washington—pollution that ends up in the fish we eat.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:41:07 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8582 at http://kplu.org How much fish is healthy? Wash. tribes push for updated standard Animal Magnetism: How Salmon Find Their Way Back Home http://kplu.org/post/how-salmon-find-their-way-back-home-spawn Before they end up filleted and sautéed on your dinner plate, salmon lead some pretty extraordinary, globe-trotting lives.<p>After hatching in a freshwater stream, young salmon make a break for the ocean, where they hang out for years, covering thousands of miles before deciding its time to settle down and lay eggs in their natal stream.<p>So how do these fish find their way back to their home river?<p>According to one <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2614721/">theory</a>, it's all about magnetism. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:23:41 +0000 7758 at http://kplu.org Animal Magnetism: How Salmon Find Their Way Back Home Authorities seek tougher penalties for false labeling of fish http://kplu.org/post/authorities-seek-tougher-penalties-false-labeling-fish <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/01/012213TB_FalseLabel_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P>OLYMPIA, Wash. - When you order that special filet at a restaurant or store, you're often going on trust that the fish actually is what the menu or label says it is. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:49:00 +0000 Tom Banse 7625 at http://kplu.org Authorities seek tougher penalties for false labeling of fish Ocean's future: 'Goodbye big fish, hello small fish' http://kplu.org/post/oceans-future-goodbye-big-fish-hello-small-fish <p>In Greek mythology, the original god of the sea was named Nereus. Among other powers, he could prophesy the future. That&rsquo;s why researchers at the University of British Columbia thought to name a project to predict future ocean conditions after Nereus. Now, the initial computer simulations are out.</p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:05:41 +0000 Tom Banse 4206 at http://kplu.org Ocean's future: 'Goodbye big fish, hello small fish' Marlin, blue fin tuna could become regulars in Northwest waters http://kplu.org/post/marlin-blue-fin-tuna-could-become-regulars-northwest-waters <p>NEWPORT, Ore. &ndash; Climate change may push fish native to the Northwest coast further northward and bring fish from southern waters up here.</p><p>That&#39;s according to a forthcoming study by American and Canadian fisheries biologists. They suggest West Coast fishermen will need to adapt to different prey if the Pacific Ocean warms as projected over the next fifty years.</p><p> Fri, 08 Jul 2011 16:09:40 +0000 Tom Banse 2047 at http://kplu.org Marlin, blue fin tuna could become regulars in Northwest waters Choose your poisson http://kplu.org/post/choose-your-poisson <p>Hope I&#39;m not getting all touchy-eely and making a bass of myself but before I clam up and call for kelp I should point out that if you tuna in to this Food for Thought you&#39;ll be herring all about... Wed, 25 May 2011 11:01:00 +0000 Dick Stein 1667 at http://kplu.org Choose your poisson