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Council Approves Questions For Independent Science Board To Address In Review Of Basin Fish And Wild
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 (PST)
Following a formal, but general letter to the Independent Science Advisory Board requesting a review of its 2014 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week approved a less formal, but more detailed query to the ISAB for more information. Read More...  

Colville Tribes Use ‘Whooshh’ System To Collect, Transport Salmon For Hatchery Needs
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 (PST)
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation put a new fish transport system to work in collecting summer chinook salmon for hatchery purposes, with better-than-satisfying results. Read More...  

States Set Two Days For Sturgeon Retention Fishing Downstream Of Bonneville Dam; Fish Over 66-Inches
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 (PST)
The two-state Columbia River Compact this week opened white sturgeon angling on two days later this month for the area below Bonneville Dam and upstream of the Wauna Power lines at river mile 40. Read More...  

Washington Opens Sections Of Snake River To Steelhead Retention For Fish Under 28 Inches
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 (PST)
Beginning Oct. 15, anglers can keep two hatchery steelhead daily in sections of the Snake River and some streams in southeast Washington, state fish managers said Wednesday. Read More...  

Report: Smolt To Adult Returns For Snake River Fish Remain Below NW Power/Conservation Council Goals
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 (PST)
The number of wild Snake River adult spring/summer chinook, measured as a percentage of juveniles that left the river and returned as adults (smolt-to-adult returns or SARs), has declined four-fold since the early 1960s and since the four lower Snake River dams were built, according to a report produced by the Fish Passage Center. Read More...  

Washington State, Others, Request Supreme Court Review Ninth Circuit’s Decision On Culverts
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 (PST)
The state of Washington, joined by other Columbia Basin states, farm bureaus and business groups, is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to consider an appeal of a lower court ruling that compelled Washington to remove or replace fish-blocking culverts to comply with treaty rights of Native American tribes. Read More...  

Washington Approves Importing Atlantic Salmon Eggs From Iceland To Cooke Aquaculture Hatchery
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 (PST)
Cook Aquaculture was approved to transfer 1.8 million Atlantic salmon eggs from its facility in Iceland to its land-based hatchery in Rochester, Washington. Read More...  

Montana To Close Invasive Mussels Inspection Stations For Season; Found 16 Contaminated Boats
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 (PST)
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks aquatic invasive species inspection stations will close for the season on Oct. 15. Boaters that are still in need of an inspection can receive one at a regional FWP office. Read More...  

Oregon Officials Express Concern Over EPA Making Changes To Willamette River Cleanup Plan
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 (PST)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in a draft proposal that could be final within a week, may delay the cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund site by as much as a decade, according to letters of concern sent to the EPA by the State of Oregon, the City of Portland and the Yakama Nation. Read More...  

Interior Hires Deputy Assistant Secretary For Fish, Wildlife, Parks; Announces 5 Other Top Positions
Posted on Friday, October 13, 2017 (PST)
The Department of the Interior has announced the hiring of Jason Larrabee as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. Read More...  
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