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US approves largest dam removal in history to save endangered salmon.

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Four dams on California-Oregon border to be decommissioned on Klamath River, which fish use to reach spawning grounds

A US agency seeking to restore habitat for endangered fish gave final approval on Thursday to decommission four dams straddling the California-Oregon border, the largest dam removal undertaking in US history.

Dam removal is expected to improve the health of the Klamath River, the route that Chinook salmon and endangered Coho salmon take from the Pacific Ocean to their upstream spawning grounds, and from where the young fish return to the sea.

‘We’re dwindling like the salmon’: the Indigenous nations fighting for water rights

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order surrendering the dam licenses and approving removal of the dams.

The project has long been a goal of several Native tribes whose ancestors have lived off the salmon for centuries but whose way of life was disrupted by European settlement and the demand for rural electrification in the 20th century.

“The Klamath salmon are coming home,” Joseph James, chairman of the Yurok tribe, said in a statement. “The people have earned this victory and with it, we carry on our sacred duty to the fish that have sustained our people since the beginning of time.”

Climate change and drought have also stressed the salmon habitat; the river has become too warm and too full of parasites for many fish to survive.

The dams on federal land, which at full capacity provide enough electricity for 70,000 homes, will be surrendered by the power utility PacifiCorp, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

Faced with costly new regulations that included building fish screens and ladders, the company instead entered an agreement with the tribes and the US government to decommission the dams.

PacifiCorp is contributing $200m toward dam removal, paid for by a surcharge on its customers in Oregon and California, said Bob Gravely, a company spokesperson, and California voters approved a bond measure for the state to provide an additional $250m.

Reported in Reuters 2022

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Italo Labignan YouTube channel video- Fishing Duckett Baitcaster in windy conditions.

Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Italo Labignan YouTube channel video, takes you cranking using the Duckett baitcasting outfits and shares how efficient they are for multi-species angling in windy conditions.

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Italo Labignan YouTube channel video- 1/2hr Nova Scotia off-shore fishing.

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2022

Italo Labignan YouTube channel video, takes you to Seaside Cottages at Ginger Hill, Lockport, Nova Scotia out on a lobster boat to jig for Atlantic Cod, Pollock and Mackerel. As a bonus Italo shows you how to “core” pack fresh fish to be frozen and transported back home.

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Italo Labignan – Here’s the Catch! TV Premiere series “Saltwater Red Snapper action.” on the Sportsman Channel Canada Nov.28, 2022.

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2022

Italo Labignan – Here’s the Catch! TV Premiere series “Florida Red Snapper action.” on the Sportsman Channel Canada Nov.28, 2022.

Mon. 6:30pm, Wed. 5:30am, Fri. 12:30pm

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Canadian Sportfishing Series exclusive “Fall Channel Catfish & Perch Action.” on Sportsman Channel Canada Nov.28, 2022.

Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2022

Canadian Sportfishing Series exclusive “Fall Channel Catfish & Perch Action.” on Sportsman Channel Canada Nov.28, 2022.

Mon. 6:30pm, Wed. 6:30am, Thurs. 6am

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