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Researchers document results of stream restoration
September 16, 2015

Tucannon

By Rebecca Phillips, Washington State Magazine

TUCANNON RIVER, Wash. – Anecdotal evidence suggests manmade logjams have successfully slowed the Tucannon River’s currents, creating deeper, cooler flows enriched with the oxygen vital for fish survival.

Probiotic toxin fights coldwater disease in rainbow trout
February 19, 2015

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

tail-lesion-230PULLMAN, Wash. – The rainbow trout is a work of art and diner’s delight. But when the freshwater fish falls prey to coldwater disease, its colorful body erodes into ragged wounds and ulcers. The bacterial infection can kill up to 30 percent of hatchery stock and costs millions of dollars in economic loss.

Professor’s fisheries management work improves conservation and economies
March 25, 2005

One of the greatest traditions of the land-grant university is its mandate to give back to society. Serving that tradition well is Scott Matulich, professor, School of Economic Sciences, who has been at WSU since 1976. Over the last decade, Matulich’s research has focused on redesigning the management policies in the largest U.S. fisheries off the coast of Alaska. His efforts have changed conventional economic wisdom and resulted in two national fisheries policies, each providing a substantial impact on marine ecosystems, fisheries conservation and the economies of Washington and Alaska. Because of his success, Matulich is the 2005 recipient of the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award … » More …