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First Snake River Sockeye Reaches Sawtooth Basin; Fish Trapped At Lower Granite Taken To Hatchery
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 (PST)
Efforts continued this week in the lower Snake River to manipulate water temperatures and flows to provide the best possible migration conditions for endangered Snake River sockeye salmon. Read More...  

Warm Water Hitting Returning Sockeye Hard: NOAA Says Maybe 80 Percent Mortality For Upper Columbia
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 (PST)
The latest estimate of sockeye salmon mortality in the upper Columbia River Basin, mostly due to high water temperatures, is 80 to 90 percent of a summer return run of nearly a half million fish, according to NOAA Fisheries. Read More...  

Study: Yakima Supplementation Hatcheries Shown To Be Effective Tool In Rebuilding Spring Chinook
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 (PST)
Hatcheries are an effective tool for rebuilding spring chinook abundance and productivity in the Yakima Basin without impacting wild fish, according to a recent study published in the
North American Journal of Aquaculture.
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WDFW Takes Steps To Reduce Drought Effects At Hatcheries; 1.5 Million Fish Lost So far
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 (PST)
State fishery managers are working to minimize the effects of drought on fish at hatcheries across Washington state. Read More...  

Fisheries Scientists Worldwide Heading To Portland For American Fisheries Society Conference
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 (PST)
Thousands of fisheries scientists from around the world will gather in Portland Aug. 16-20 for what is likely to be one of the largest-ever conferences of the American Fisheries Society, featuring hundreds of presentations and talks on the latest advances in fisheries research and conservation. Read More...  

California ‘Rain Debt’ Equal To Full Year Of Precip; Will Strengthening El Nino Bring Relief?
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 (PST)
A new NASA study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015 -- the average amount expected to fall in the state in a single year. The deficit was driven primarily by a lack of air currents moving inland from the Pacific Ocean that are rich in water vapor. Read More...  

Council Says Assessment Of Spokane Tribal Hatchery Could Serve As Template For Hatchery Audits
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council says a recent assessment of the Spokane Tribal Hatchery, which raises trout and kokanee for release into Lake Roosevelt behind Grand Coulee Dam, “will serve as a template for similar audits that the Council and the Bonneville Power Administration want to conduct of other hatcheries funded through the Council’s fish and wildlife program.” Read More...  

Oregon Fish/Wildlife Commission Adopts Sage-Grouse Rules To Provide ‘Regulatory Certainty’
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 (PST)
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted amended administrative rules for sage-grouse management in Oregon at its meeting in Salem this week. Read More...  

Study: Marine Species With Large Ranges Extend Territories Fastest In Response To Climate Change
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 (PST)
Marine species that already have large ranges are extending their territories fastest in response to climate change, according to new research from University of British Columbia biodiversity experts. Read More...  

Pre-Statehood Water Rights Curtailed In Yakima Basin, Tributaries Down To A Trickle
Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015 (PST)
Water rights that were among the earliest in the Washington Territory be used for irrigation have been shut off in tributaries of the Yakima River due to extreme drought conditions. Read More...  
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