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Repeat Spawners:Study Looks At How Improving Steelhead ‘Kelt’ Survival Could Aid At-Risk Populations
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 (PST)
As many as 7 percent of the steelhead in the ocean are preparing for their second, third or even fourth trip to spawning grounds in coastal and inland rivers, according to a recent study. Read More...  

First Snake River Sockeye Of The Year Makes It To Sawtooth Valley; No Passage Issues At Dams
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 (PST)
With cool water temperatures in the lower Snake River, sockeye salmon are passing dams on the river without encountering the thermal block that stopped them dead in their tracks in 2015. Read More...  

Study: Warmer Ocean, Poor Management Likely Led To Sea Louse Epidemic In British Columbia Salmon
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 (PST)
High ocean temperatures and poor timing of parasite management likely led to an epidemic of sea lice in 2015 throughout salmon farms in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Strait, a University of Toronto-led study has found. Read More...  

As Many As 45 Percent Of Tagged Spring Chinook In Estuary Disappear Before Reaching Bonneville Dam
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries research indicates that after accounting for harvest, in some years as many as 45 percent of the salmon tagged in the estuary disappear before reaching Bonneville Dam, according to a presentation last week to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

Council Evaluates Fish Passage Systems That Might Be Used At High-Head Dams Blocking Salmonids
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 (PST)
A draft white paper released by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council that evaluates the best and most up-to-date ways to pass salmon and steelhead beyond dams that have historically blocked passage is out for an informal review. Read More...  

Feds Seeking Nominations For New Salmon/Steelhead ‘Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force’
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries is seeking nominations for a new Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force to provide information and advice on the establishment of long-term goals for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River Basin. Read More...  

Project To Narrow, Deepen Middle Snake River Stretch To Improve Water Velocity, Quality
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 (PST)
The first step in what could be a major effort to improve water conditions in the Middle Snake River gets underway this week on a pair of small islands downstream from Walter’s Ferry. Read More...  

UW Professor Digitizing Every Fish Species In The World; 3-D Online Replicas Available To All
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 (PST)
Nearly 25,000 species of fish live on our planet, and a University of Washington professor wants to scan and digitize them all. Read More...  

National Wildlife Refuge Renamed To Honor Native American Leader Billy Frank Jr.
Posted on Friday, July 22, 2016 (PST)
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell this week joined federal, state, tribal and community leaders to celebrate the renaming of Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge as the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, in honor of the late, internationally recognized Native American civil rights leader and Nisqually Tribal member. Read More...  

Judge Gives Feds Nearly Five Years To Complete NEPA Process For New Basin Salmon/Steelhead Recovery
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2016 (PST)
The federal judge presiding over the rewriting of the recovery plan for thirteen species of Columbia River salmon and steelhead says a thorough National Environmental Policy Act review is more important than the shortened remand schedule proposed by the litigation’s plaintiffs. Read More...  
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