Photo of an aurora rockfish

West Coast Fishery Rebounds in Rare Conservation ‘Home Run’

WARRENTON, Ore. — A rare environmental success story is unfolding in waters off the West Coast. After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen — those who use nets to catch rockfish, bocaccio, sole, Pacific Ocean perch and other deep-dwelling...
Photo of a Sea Lion on beach in Newport, Oregon.

Senate Sides With Imperiled Salmon Over Sea Lions

SEATTLE — A bill that would make it easier to kill sea lions that feast on imperiled salmon in the Columbia River has cleared the U.S. Senate. State wildlife managers say rebounding numbers of sea lions are eating more salmon than ever and their appetites a...