Wild Fish Conservancy

Wild Fish Conservancy
Emma Helverson

Salmon Advocates Challenge Approval of Washington Net Pen Aquaculture

Conservation and environmental groups filed a lawsuit challenging a decision by the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife for failing to evaluate the environmental impacts to steelhead, salmon, Southern Resident orcas, water quality, and the overall health of Puget Sound when permitting Cooke Aquaculture to rear domesticated steelhead in Puget Sound net pens.

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Wild Fish Conservancy
Conrad Gowell

Detecting ISAv

How is ISAv detected? There are 3 common tests (“assays”) for ISAv: The classic test is cell culture; salmon cells are grown in the laboratory

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Wild Fish Conservancy
Emma Helverson

Wild Fish Conservation Organizations Intend to Sue Idaho for Unauthorized Steelhead Fishing

The Conservation Angler, Wild Fish Conservancy, Snake River Waterkeeper, Friends of the Clearwater, and Idaho Rivers United yesterday sent notice of their intent to sue officials of the Idaho Department of Fish & Game (“IDFG”) and Idaho Fish & Game Commission (“Commission”) under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) for allowing sport fisheries that harm and prevent the recovery of wild Snake River Basin steelhead, including the iconic but critically low wild B-run steelhead.

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Wild Fish Conservancy
WFC

In Loving Memory of James Fletcher Healy

Earlier this month, the world lost an incredible fisheries biologist, husband, son, brother, father, and friend. James Fletcher Healy passed away in his home on March 5, 2018, surrounded by friends and

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Wild Fish Conservancy
Emma Helverson

WFC Files Citizen Suit Against Cooke Aquaculture Under CWA

Wild Fish Conservancy files suit against Cooke Aquaculture to hold the company accountable for violations of the Clean Water Act resulting from the collapse of one of the company’s open water marine net pens near Cypress Island in Washington’s Puget Sound.

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