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Evaluation Of Columbia River Harvest Reforms Shows Expected Economic Benefits Have Not Materialized
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 (PST)
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife staff completed a draft evaluation of the Columbia River Basin Salmon Management Policy that was enacted to assure recreational anglers would receive a larger portion of the non-tribal harvest allocation of salmon and steelhead and that removed commercial gillnetters from the mainstem of the river. Read More...  

ESA-Listed Chum Salmon Arrive Early Below Bonneville Dam; Flow Operations Begin To Protect Spawning
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 (PST)
Although the count varies by day, as many as 318 chum salmon were counted on one day in late October downstream of Bonneville Dam where they are expected to build redds (nests) and spawn during November and into December. Read More...  

Independent Science Review Of Salmon Survival Study Shows Concern Over Low Smolt-To-Adult Returns
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 (PST)
For eight years running, the Independent Scientific Advisory Board has reviewed the Fish Passage Center’s draft Comparative Survival Study for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia/Snake river basin. Read More...  

Which Way The Weather Blows: Portland Meteorologists Take Their Shots At Predicting Coming Winter
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 (PST)
After last year’s winter weather that one meteorologist at a conference last weekend called boring, this upcoming winter for the Pacific Northwest will be largely the same – a little drier and warmer than normal. Read More...  

Science Panel Reviews Monitoring/Evaluation Plan For Walla Walla Spring Chinook Hatchery
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 (PST)
A panel of scientists completed their review of a monitoring and evaluation plan for the new Walla Walla spring chinook hatchery on the south fork of the Walla Walla River that will produce a half million yearling spring chinook each year. Read More...  

Study Looks At Injuries To Coho In Purse Seine Nets That Determine Survival/Mortality After Capture
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 (PST)
Most coho salmon caught in commercial purse seines in the Strait of Juan de Fuca recover within 48 hours unless they have mostly visible dermal injuries. Those fish failed to recover within the 84 hour holding period, according to a recent study. Read More...  

Oregon Extends One Steelhead Bag Limit For Snake River, Tribs; Very Low Steelhead Passage
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 (PST)
With continued low returns of summer steelhead into the Snake River and its tributaries, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife this week extended its one hatchery fish bag limit through the end of the year. Read More...  

Deschutes River Clean Water Case Headed To The Ninth Circuit; Briefs Due Early 2019
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 (PST)
A lawsuit in U.S. District Court of Oregon that already has ended twice before has been resurrected and is headed to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Read More...  

WDFW Uses Drone To Collect Habitat Restoration Data In Lower Columbia River
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2018 (PST)
Scientists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife this week flew a drone over a section of the Lower Columbia River and adjacent areas to collect information supporting river restoration work. Read More...  

Willamette Falls Pinniped Task Force Recommends Lethal Removal Of California Sea Lions
Posted on Friday, October 26, 2018 (PST)
The majority of members of a Willamette Falls pinniped task force that convened two months ago agreed that the number of sea lions at Willamette Falls warrants lethal removal and recommended to NOAA Fisheries that it proceed with issuing a permit under Section 120 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act to lethally remove predatory California sea lions in portions of the Willamette River. Read More...  
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