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Salmon Habitat in Washington and Oregon Needs Addressed

by Debbie Kay

Two different cases in the summer of 2016 have recently been decided, and the definite winner in both cases are salmon.  After more than two decades of trying to bolster these threatened species via stocking and by limiting take, their populations continue to decline.  Because of this, salmon habitat and land use have come into the spotlight, as they are the pieces of the puzzle that haven’t been addressed yet.  These two cases brought habitat access to light, and in both cases, judges believe there was a need to improve access to stream reaches in order to ensure not just fishable levels, but species survival. Continue reading Salmon Habitat in Washington and Oregon Needs Addressed

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Salmon in the NFL Line-up? With the Discovery of Fish Oil Being Able to Protect Against Head Injuries, the League Has an Interest in Protecting Salmon Habitat By Debbie Kay ...

Salmon in the NFL Line-up?

With the Discovery of Fish Oil Being Able to Protect Against Head Injuries, the League Has an Interest in Protecting Salmon Habitat

By Debbie Kay

Recently, the NFL has admitted a clear link between playing football, concussions, and long-term brain damage.  This news has been coming for some time, and a number of concussion-reduction studies have been going on over the past decade.  Efforts have included things like helmetless practice to learn to hit and take hits differently, and sensors in helmets to accurately measure the amount pressure and damage to the brain.  But another means of protecting players may lie in the results of a recent preliminary study out of TCU, which is showing that a simple dose of fish oil offers significant protection against the damaging effects of head trauma. Continue reading Salmon in the NFL Line-up?