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Kootenai Tribe Hatchery Celebrated; Expands Effort To Revive Kootenai River White Sturgeon, Burbot
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 (PST)
Federal, state, local and tribal officials from both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border gathered Oct. 9 at the top of Idaho’s panhandle to celebrate the latest, large step toward fulfillment of long-held dream held, most particularly, by the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho. Read More...  

Prelim Numbers Show High Juvenile Steelhead Passage Survival In 2014; Modeling Methods Reviewed
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 (PST)
Survival estimates for juvenile steelhead moving down through the Columbia-Snake river hydro system during the 2014 spring-summer outmigration were so high – nearly 10 percent higher than the next best in a data record that goes back to 1997 – that researchers from NOAA Fisheries’ Northwest Fisheries Science say they need to review their statistical modeling methods and assumptions. Read More...  

Nez Perce Tribe Brings Back A Lost Salmon Run;Once Extinct Coho Passing Lower Granite In Big Numbers
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 (PST)
A 20-year Nez Perce Tribe effort to reintroduce coho salmon in the Snake River basin has shown steady progress, but this year is riding a particularly high wave as tens of thousands of the shiny fish are surging up the Columbia and Snake rivers on the way to the Clearwater River and tributaries. Read More...  

Idaho Fish And Game Commission Approves First-Ever Clearwater River Basin Fishery Targeting Coho
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 (PST)
A record surge of returning spawners allowed the Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday to approve the first-ever fishery in the Clearwater River drainage to specifically target coho salmon. Read More...  

Harvest Managers’ Update Documents Excellent Columbia River Fishing During 2014 Late Summer, Fall
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 (PST)
With the Columbia River fall chinook salmon return nudging up close to the modern-day record, and a coho return much better than forecast in preseason, fishing was very good this late summer and fall on the lower river and elsewhere. Read More...  

Idaho Power Begins Fall Flow Regime To Protect Fall Chinook Redds Below Hells Canyon Dam
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 (PST)
For the past 22 years, Boise-based Idaho Power has managed flows below its Hells Canyon Dam on the lower Snake River to provide stable conditions for spawning fall chinook salmon. Read More...  

With Good Returns, ODFW Allows Anglers Bonus Coho On Several Streams Above Willamette Falls
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 (PST)
Anglers may keep an additional bonus coho salmon on several Willamette Valley area streams upstream of Willamette Falls under temporary fishing rules adopted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read More...  

NOAA Winter Outlook: Warm Winter For Pacific Northwest, Below-Average Precipitation
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 (PST)
Below average temperatures are favored in parts of the south-central and southeastern United States, while above-average temperatures are most likely in the western U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and New England, according to the U.S. Winter Outlook, issued this week by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. Read More...  

Research Looks At Link Between Adult Coho Productivity And Quality Of Juvenile Rearing Habitat
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 (PST)
Adult coho salmon productivity in a stream is best predicted by the capacity of the habitat to support juvenile salmon during the winter. Read More...  

Study: Freshwater Upwelling Or Downwelling, Enhances Pend Oreille Kokanee Egg, Fry Survival
Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014 (PST)
Composition of gravel or depth of a spawning redd have far less impact on the survival of kokanee fry emerging from the gravel at the lake’s edge than does water flowing into or out of the redds through upwelling or downwelling. Read More...  
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Expected Record Returns, 1.5 Million Fall Chinook, 638,300 Coho, Likely A Fishing Season To Remember

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Sturgeon Survey In Hells Canyon Finds A Surprisingly Big One; 75-Years-Old, 10 Feet Long, 470 Pounds

Tribes Seek Changes To Draft Language In Council Fish/Wildlife Program Regarding Hatchery Production

Science Panel Reviews Lower Snake Hatcheries: ‘Interactions Between Hatchery/Wild Being Examined'

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Groups File Challenge Against New Federal Columbia Basin Salmon/Steelhead Recovery Plan

Study Shows Conflicts In Hatchery Production/Conservation Goals, Genetic Integrity Issues

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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