Friday, September 11, 2020

Salish Sea News Week in Review September 11 2020


Aloha Women's Baseball Day!
Women's Baseball Day commemorates that day in 1875, when the first women's baseball game where fans were charged and players were paid took place. It was between "Blondes" and "Brunettes" and was held in Springfield, Illinois. Prior to this, women had played baseball at Vassar College, starting in 1866. Teams of "Bloomer Girls" played across the country from the 1890's to the 1930's. Between 1943 and 1954, The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League existed, where 600 women competed in the sport professionally. Since 2004, women's baseball teams from around the world have competed in the Women's Baseball World Cup.

Orca Tahlequah is a mother again
Mother orca Tahlequah has had her baby.

Roberts Bank Terminal 2 decision delayed as Wilkinson flags ‘gaps’ in addressing project’s risks
Environment and Climate Change Canada Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has requested detailed information from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority about potential harms to chinook salmon and critically endangered southern resident killer whales.

Trump, Calling Himself ‘the No. 1 Environmental President,’ Green Washes His Record
President Trump, who has vowed to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change, loosened restrictions on toxic air pollution, rolled back clean water protections and removed climate change from a list of national security threats, stood in front of supporters in Jupiter, Fla., on Tuesday and declared himself “a great environmentalist.”

Salmon Subsidies Get Tossed Aside
Since the 1990s, people have been tossing salmon carcasses into previously prosperous salmon rivers—a bid to revitalize these ecosystems. But a new study, the first to assess the long-term benefits of these salmon-tossing efforts, has found the activity less effective than hoped.

The standoff at this Pierce County bridge 50 years ago codified tribal treaty fishing rights
A deep red modern span stretches over Pacific Highway on the bridge that links Tacoma to Fife, carrying a steady stream of cars and trucks over the Puyallup River. The bridge and an older portion of it nearby were recently renamed by the City of Tacoma in collaboration with the Puyallup Tribe.

Washington AG sues to prevent oil and gas development on Arctic Refuge coastal plain
Washington state is joining 14 other states in suing to block exploration and prevent oil and gas development in the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Wednesday.

Comments sought on Cooke Aquaculture permit
The state Department of Ecology is accepting comments on a draft permit that would allow Cooke Aquaculture to raise steelhead trout in four net pens in Puget Sound, including one near Hope Island in Skagit County.

B.C. salmon farms regularly under-counting sea lice, study finds
Discrepancies between the number of sea lice found on farmed salmon during in-house company checks and the number recorded when counts are audited by Fisheries and Oceans Canada reveal that salmon farming companies are regularly under-reporting the number of lice on their fish, a newly released study has found.


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