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Draft Columbia Basin Fish Accords Extension Out For Review; Less Expensive, Shorter Duration
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration and most parties to the previous 10 years of the 2008 Columbia Basin Fish Accords have come to a tentative agreement to extend the Accords beyond Sept. 30, the ending date of the first Accords. Read More...  

Researcher Offers Rundown On Avian Suppression Efforts Aimed At Reducing Salmonid Smolt Predation
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 (PST)
A wildlife biologist who has studied the impacts of avian suppression efforts in the Columbia River basin for 23 years, made the case this week that those suppression efforts need to continue. Read More...  

Council Approves Funding For Northern Pike Suppression Efforts In Lake Roosevelt
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 (PST)
More funding for northern pike suppression in Lake Roosevelt was approved this week by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

Salmonid Fishing Closed On The Columbia River; 2018 A Bad Year For Salmon Returns
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 (PST)
With the fall chinook run on the Columbia River running about 75 percent of what was already a low preseason expectation, Oregon and Washington closed salmonid fishing from the river’s mouth to the Oregon/Washington border. Read More...  

Lead U.S. Negotiators For New Columbia River Treaty Hold Portland Town Hall
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 (PST)
Flood control, ecosystem management, salmon reintroduction and inclusion of tribes directly in the negotiating process were concerns raised by local participants at a town hall on what modernizing the Columbia River Treaty should look like. Read More...  

NW Power/Conservation Council Approves Comments On Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force Goals
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries’ Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force provisional quantitative and qualitative goals are out for review and the Northwest Power and Conservation Council at its meeting this week in Eugene, Ore. approved comments to the Task Force that were developed by the Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee and staff. Read More...  

NOAA Fisheries Studying Nighttime Behavior Of Endangered Killer Whales As Part Of Action Plan
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 (PST)
Researchers from NOAA Fisheries will soon begin studying the nighttime behavior of Southern Resident killer whales to better understand how much time they spend foraging and their use of sound, and to inform policies that might better protect the whales from vessel noise. Read More...  

Study Says Climate Change Will Increase Exposure of Pacific Chinook Salmon To Pollutants
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 (PST)
University of British Columbia researchers studying the marine food web of the Northeast Pacific Ocean have found that the exposure and accumulation of chemical pollutants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organic mercury, will be exacerbated under climate change. Read More...  

NOAA National Survey Details Money Spent On Ocean, Coastal Recreation; Pacific Region Tops
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 (PST)
A new report by social scientists at NOAA Fisheries reveals that viewing or photographing the ocean was the top activity for ocean lovers in the U.S. in number of participants, days spent, and how much people paid to do it, with the Pacific Region having the largest number of participants. Read More...  

Bonneville Power Administration Names New Chief Financial Officer
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2018 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration has appointed Michelle Manary as executive vice president and chief financial officer starting Sept. 30. As CFO, she will oversee the capital and debt management program, accounting, cash management and budgeting for BPA’s $4.3 billion total budget. Read More...  
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