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Will Lower Snake Dredging Harm Lamprey? In Court Filings Feds, Ports Say Such Claims ‘Speculative’
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 (PST)
Tribal and conservation groups’ “speculative” claims of potential harm to Pacific lamprey do not outweigh the need to ensure, via dredging, safe passage for commercial vessels, and their operators, that ply the lower Snake River, according to court documents filed this week by the federal government and shipping interests. Read More...  

Inoculation For C. Shasta, Salmon Parasite, Fails But Researchers Hope For Better Outcomes In Future
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 (PST)
It’s a theory that has worked with other parasites: expose fish to a less virulent strain of parasite that will not kill the host, but instead will build resistance to a strain that could kill. Read More...  

Washington Counties Receive $18 Million In Salmon Recovery Grants; $1.6 Million For Okanagan County
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 (PST)
The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board announced early this month that organizations in 29 of the state’s counties were given a total of $18 million in grants to buoy their efforts to restore salmon habitat and conserve pristine areas. Read More...  

Idaho Tagging Method For Sport Fish Showing Easier, More Accurate Way To Track Exploitation Rates
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 (PST)
Tagging of sport fish has given Idaho fisheries managers an easier and more accurate way to track exploitation rates in the state and, it seems, other states are taking notice. Read More...  

White Sturgeon Sport Fishery Opens Jan. 1 In Bonneville Pool For Half Of 1,100 Fish Allotment
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 (PST)
The white sturgeon sport fishery in the Bonneville Dam reservoir will open Jan. 1 and extend through March 1 as long as harvest totals remain within projections, according to fishing rules adopted Thursday by the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife. Read More...  

New Tribally-Owned Fish Buyers Purchased Nearly 700,000 Pounds Of Native-Caught Columbia River Fish
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 (PST)
In its first year on the Columbia River, tribally owned New River Co. purchased nearly 700,000 pounds of quality native-caught fish under a contract with a nationwide distributor. Read More...  

Interior Announces New Wildlife, Climate Studies At Northwest Climate Science Center
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 (PST)
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell this week announced that Interior’s Northwest Climate Science Center is awarding more than $1 million to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Read More...  

Study Looks At Implications Of Catch-And-Release For Rainbow Trout Under Various Scenarios
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 (PST)
Once netted, normal and rapid handling of a rainbow trout as it is returned to the water does not cause the fish to die, according to a recent report out of Germany. Read More...  

UW Researchers Improving Forecasts For The Rain-On-Snow Events That Create Worst Floods
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 (PST)
Many of the worst West Coast winter floods pack a double punch. Heavy rains and melting snow wash down the mountains together to breach riverbanks, wash out roads and flood buildings. Read More...  

B.C. Approves Building New $8 Billion Dam On Peace River; First Nation Leaders Denounce Decision
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014 (PST)
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark announced this week the province has approved the “Site C Clean Energy Project,” – a large dam on the Peace River in northeastern in British Columbia -- concluding it will provide British Columbia with the most affordable, reliable clean power for over 100 years. Read More...  
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