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Hatchery Vs. Wild Salmonid Symposium Slated For January In Portland
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 (PST)
The Oregon Chapter of the American Fisheries Society will be holding a symposium – Hatchery Vs. Wild Salmonid: Research Management and Reform in the Pacific Northwest – on January 22-23 in Portland. Read More...  

Columbia River Salmon Anglers In 2014 Set Record Catch; Forecast Projects More Good Runs In 2015
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 (PST)
Lower Columbia River anglers put in record effort in 2014, tantalized particularly by forecasts of a record return of fall chinook to the system. Read More...  

Climate Models Project Northward Distribution Of Fish, Including Columbia River Salmon, By 2050
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 (PST)
Anticipated changes in climate will push West Coast marine species from sharks to salmon northward an average of nearly 19 miles per decade, shaking up fish communities and shifting fishing grounds, according to a new study published in Progress in Oceanography. Read More...  

Oregon Approves Gill-Net Transition Fund; Gillnetters Instead Want New Harvest Policies Overturned
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 (PST)
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission on Dec. 5 adopted rules to implement the “Columbia River Fisheries Transition Program” and with it a $500,000 grant fund that will pass through Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to qualifying county programs, which would then distribute funds to holders of Oregon Columbia River gill-net vessel. Read More...  

Yakama Nation Sues Corps Over Bradford Island Cleanup At Bonneville Dam, Wants Role In Oversight
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 (PST)
The Yakama Nation this week filed a complaint in Oregon’s U.S. District Court that seeks from the federal government costs incurred by the tribe for participation in the long-running investigation and cleanup of the so-called Bradford Island site at the lower Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

Spawning, Rearing Habitats Not Always The Same;Study Follows Juvenile Salmon With Two Life-Histories
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 (PST)
Not all juvenile chinook salmon in Idaho rivers stay in their natal waters to rear and that may contribute to their success when returning to spawn as adults. Read More...  

Scientist Prepare For Another Wave Of Tsunami Debris Along PNW Coast, And More Invasive Species
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 (PST)
Scientists monitoring incoming tsunami debris were taken aback last spring when some 30 fishing vessels from Japan washed ashore along the Pacific Northwest coast – many of them covered in living organisms indigenous to Asia. Read More...  

Regional Study of New Hydro Potential In Northwest Shows Far Less Than Federal Studies
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 (PST)
A study commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy identifies far more hydroelectric energy potential available in the Northwest than a similar and more recent study commissioned by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

CRITFC Selects Zachary Penney, Nez Perce Tribe Member, To Lead The Fishery Science Department
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 (PST)
Zachary L. Penney, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe, has been selected to lead the Fishery Science Department of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission beginning March 2. Read More...  

Oregon Relocates Bighorn Sheep To Increase Genetic Diversity In Herds, Increase Populations
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014 (PST)
ODFW captured and relocated California bighorn sheep at several locations this week to improve genetic diversity among herds and continue efforts to restore this native species in Oregon. Read More...  
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Draft EIS Proposes Culling Thousands Of Cormorants To Reduce Salmonid Predation

Research Documents High Rates Of ‘Minijacks’ From Hatchery Bred Spring/Summer Chinook

Hatchery Salmonids Exposure To Unnatural Magnetic Fields (Iron, Steel) Negatively Impacts Navigation

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