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NOAA Fisheries Releases Proposed Recovery Plan For Snake River Spring/Summer Chinook, Steelhead
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries is inviting public feedback on a new proposed recovery plan for Snake River spring/summer chinook salmon and steelhead, two threatened species that once represented close to half of all salmon and steelhead returning to the Columbia River system. Read More...  

Research: Rising Ocean Could Inundate Columbia Estuary With Salt Water, Big Changes For Salmon
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 (PST)
A warming climate and rising ocean will push sea water farther upstream in the Columbia River estuary.

By the year 2100, the estuary will see enormous changes in the type and amount of habitat that is now used for salmon and, in the worst case scenario, it
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Expectations Of Wetter Conditions, Mountain Snow Suggesting Basin Water Supply Above Normal
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 (PST)
With a moderate La Nina predicted, meteorologists at an annual conference in Portland are calling for generally wetter conditions with more snow in the mountains – and even some in the Willamette Valley – during the 2016-17 winter. Read More...  

River Managers To Begin Flow Ops To Protect Spawning (ESA-Listed) Chum Salmon Below Bonneville Dam
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 (PST)
Tuesday, November 1, federal agencies will begin to maintain flows to protect spawning chum salmon and their redds downstream of Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

PNNL Develops Self-Charging Tag That Tracks Fish As Long As They Live; Track Long-Lived Sturgeon
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 (PST)
The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has developed a self-charging tracking tag for fish behavioral studies. Read More...  

Study: ‘Network Theory’ Can Help Quantify Salmon, Lamprey Migration Routes At Dams
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 (PST)
A recent study that used the techniques of network theory to compare the routes taken by Pacific lamprey and chinook salmon over Bonneville Dam found that the salmon follow far more direct and less variable routes than do lamprey. Read More...  

NMFS Seeks Comments On Proposal To Extend ESA Protections To Hatchery Fish Aiding Natural Salmonids
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 (PST)
The National Marine Fisheries Service recently announced a proposal to align descriptions of 28 hatchery programs with descriptions for protected salmon and steelhead populations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. Read More...  

Comments Sought On Proposed Eulachon (Smelt) Recovery Plan: Could Take 25-100 Years
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries is inviting comments on a proposed blueprint for the recovery of the southern Distinct Population Segment (DPS) of eulachon, a smelt that spawns in coastal rivers such as the Columbia River Estuary and has long served as a staple for Northwest tribes and others. Read More...  

Salmon Fourth Highest Value Commercial Species in 2015, Dutch Harbor Most Seafood Landed
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 (PST)
Across the nation, U.S. fishermen in 2015 landed 9.7 billion pounds of fish and shellfish valued at $5.2 billion, a volume and value similar to recent years. Read More...  

NOAA Awards Research Funding To Address Rising Sea Level, Hypoxia, Harmful Algal Blooms
Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2016 (PST)
NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science will award $10.44 million over the next five years for 10 projects to address sea level rise, hypoxia and harmful algal blooms (HABs). Read More...  
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