fishing

Tsunami Debris
4:21 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Japanese Fish Found Alive In Oregon Waters

Oregon scientists are trying to figure out how a fish like the one above, native to Japan, was pulled out of a crab pot on the Oregon coast - alive.
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Oregon scientists are trying to figure out how a fish, native to Japan, was pulled out of a crab pot on the Oregon coast - alive.

“I’ve been thinking about it ever since I heard about it,” says John Chapman, an invasive species expert at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

He says there’s only a handful of ways the striped knifejaw could make it here: in the ballast water of a ship; someone could have dumped their aquarium into the ocean; or the fish survived under debris washed out to sea after the Japanese tsunami.

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Coal Export Dock
5:37 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Oregon To Decide On Controversial Coal Export Dock Permit

Oregon regulators decide whether to deny a permit for a coal export dock to preserve tribal fishing on the Columbia River.
Credit Shawn Kinkade / Flickr

Oregon regulators plan to make a critical decision today. They're deciding whether to deny a permit for a coal export dock in Boardman to preserve tribal fishing on the Columbia River.

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