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Tuna troller sinks in Ilwaco mooring basin
Guy Glenn Jr. photo
Tuna troller sinks in Ilwaco mooring basin
1939 vessel owned by Astoria company

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Warning: Dangerous conditions off the mouth of the Columbia

LONG BEACH — With a significant Pacific storm approaching the coast, the National Weather Service in Portland has issued a gale warning through Sunday night, intensifying to a storm warming for 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

Steep seas 7 to 9...

WA fish landings up 52% last year
WA fish landings up 52% last year

ILWACO — Signaling a return to more normal ocean conditions after the nutrition-poor “Blob” disrupted the northeast Pacific between 2013 and 2015, Washington’s overall commercial fisheries strongly rebounded in 2016,...

WDFW: Crab still soft, light on meat
WDFW: Crab still soft, light on meat

LONG BEACH — Dungeness crab in the Long Beach area are putting on meat at a slower rate than last year, possibly calling into question whether they will be ready for harvest by the traditional Dec. 1 start date.

Samples gathered by Oct.

Benefit planned for fisherman’s family after death at sea

EDITOR’S NOTE: A slightly different version of this story ran in the Oct. 18 print edition of the Chinook Observer. This revision includes clarifications.

By AMY NILE

anile@chinookobserver.com

CHINOOK — He was learning...

Shellfish growers: Acidification real threat
Shellfish growers: Acidification real threat

A survey funded by Oregon Sea Grant has found that more than 80 percent of respondents from the West Coast shellfish industry are convinced that ocean acidification is having consequences on production — a figure more than four times higher...

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