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2014 Pinniped Predation: Salmonid Consumption Higher Than Past Three Years, 2.1 Percent Of Run
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 (PST)
The “adjusted” white sturgeon consumption estimate (147) in the waters just below the lower Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam this year was the lowest by visiting sea lions since predation on the big fish was first observed in the hydro project’s tailrace in 2005, according a 2014 annual report released Sept. 16 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read More...  

Fall Chinook Return Downgraded A Bit; Tribes Experiencing Strong Commercial Season, 208,000 Fish
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 (PST)
Tribal and non-tribal commercial fishers, as well as lower Columbia River anglers, are sweeping in tens of thousands of salmon this year even while fishery managers keep a close watch on impacts to protected stocks such so-called “B” steelhead bound for the most part Idaho and wild Lower River Hatchery fall chinook salmon “tules.” Read More...  

WDFW Working To Limit Spread Of Invasive New Zealand Mudsnails Found At Columbia River Hatchery
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 (PST)
State fisheries managers are working to limit the spread of invasive New Zealand mudsnails recently found at the Ringold Hatchery, which is located north of Richland, Wash., on the Columbia River upstream of McNary Dam. Read More...  

Snake River Sockeye Show Highest Returns To Sawtooth Valley Since 1950s
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 (PST)
This year’s sockeye salmon return to central Idaho’s Sawtooth Valley is the most numerous, and still rising, since at least 1962 with a total of 1,434 trapped, examined and sampled. Read More...  

Corps Places On Hold Permit Review Process For Coal Shipping Terminal On Columbia River At Boardman
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced this week that it has placed on hold its consideration of a permit sought by Ambre Energy subsidiary Coyote Island Terminals, LLC’s to allow construction of a coal shipping terminal facility on the Columbia River at the Port of Morrow near Boardman, Ore. Read More...  

Study: Toxic Flame Retardants Go From Home Products To Clothes To Laundry To Wastewater To Columbia
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 (PST)
A new study shows how flame retardants used in products in homes accumulate on clothing, contaminate laundry wastewater, and pass through wastewater treatment plants to pollute the Columbia River and other waters. Read More...  

Columbia River Treaty Reaches Age 50 This Week; British Columbia, U.S. Considering Future Options
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 (PST)
Tuesday, Sept. 16, marked the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the Columbia River Treaty, an international agreement between Canada and the United States that was created with the goal of developing Columbia River water uses – specifically for power generation and flood control -- for the benefit of both countries. Read More...  

Grand Opening Set For New Hatchery For Okanagan Nation Alliance Sockeye Reintroduction Program
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 (PST)
The k] cpә’lk’ stim’ Salmon Hatchery, part of the Okanagan Nation Alliance sockeye reintroduction program, will have its grand opening beginning at 1 p.m.. The hatchery is located on the Penticton Indian Band reserve lands in Penticton, British Columbia. Read More...  

Study Looks At Impact Of Habitat Variation On Genetically Similar Sockeye Salmon Populations
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 (PST)
Genetically similar sockeye salmon typically managed as a single population can differ dramatically due to the variations in habitat among the populations, according to a recent report by two Simon Fraser University researchers. Read More...  

Snorkeling Survey Finds Adult Chinook Salmon In Elwha River Reach Made Accessible With Dam Removal
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014 (PST)
Two members of the Olympic National Park fisheries staff last week during a snorkeling survey found three adult chinook salmon, all between 30 and 36 inches long, in the former Lake Mills, a restored Elwha River reach that has been inaccessible for more than 100 years. Read More...  
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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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