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Legislation Proposes Expedited Process For Tribes, States To Lethally Remove Salmon-Eating Sea Lions
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 (PST)
Columbia River basin state and tribal fisheries managers could gain a new tool in their battle to reduce sea lion predation on threatened salmon if legislation proposed this week to amend the Marine Mammal Predation Act passes muster with Congress. Read More...  

Upper Columbia Tribes Seek Public Comment On Phase I Plan To Return Salmon Above Grand Coulee Dam
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 (PST)
The Upper Columbia United Tribes on Tuesday announced a public comment period on a newly completed tribal strategy for reintroducing salmon above Grand Coulee Dam, which has long blocked access to spawning grounds above the hydro project in the United States and Canada. Read More...  

States Approve ‘Research-Level’ Fishery For ESA-Listed Columbia River Smelt
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 (PST)
Oregon and Washington fishery managers on Wednesday approved limited sport fisheries for threatened eulachon – smelt – in Oregon’s Sandy River and Washington’s Cowlitz River, as well as a commercial opportunity on the lower mainstem Columbia River. Read More...  

With Strong Return Expected, Spring Chinook Season Set; Tribes, Idaho Urge Caution On Early Fishing
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 (PST)
Anticipating another strong return of spring chinook salmon, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon on Wednesday set the initial 2015 fishing season to run through April 10 on the lower Columbia River. Read More...  

PNNL Develops New, Less Invasive Acoustic Fish Tag Injected Into Juvenile Fish With Syringe
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 (PST)
Fish no longer need to go under the knife to help researchers understand exactly how they swim through hydroelectric dams, thanks to a new injectable tracking device described this week in the journal Scientific Reports. Read More...  

Hatcheries Turn Toward Conservation In Legal Climate That Says Artificial Production Here To Stay
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 (PST)
Hatchery programs are here to stay, given the legal basis for their survival. But there is growing acknowledgement that past hatchery practices have damaged wild fish runs. Read More...  

2,000 Stream Restoration Projects In Columbia Basin Since 1980; How Successful Is Wood Placement
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 (PST)
Adding woody debris to streams builds on a natural process, creates pockets of habitat for fish and increases fish abundance where wood has been added. Read More...  

California Plans Large Release Of Juvenile Winter-Run Chinook In Sacramento River
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 (PST)
Approximately 600,000 juvenile winter-run chinook salmon – more than three times the typical annual number -- are ready for release in the near future into northern California’s Sacramento River as part of an attempt to shore up a stock that is believed to have suffered a near total “collapse” last year. Read More...  

Nine Packs: Oregon Enters Phase 2 Of Wolf Plan, Initiates State Delisting For Wolves In E. Oregon
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 (PST)
Oregon is moving to “Phase II” of its wolf recovery plan after wildlife biologists documented seven breeding pairs of wolves in Oregon in 2014. Read More...  

Study Indicates Arctic Warming Will Lead To Interchange Of North Atlantic, North Pacific Fish Specie
Posted on Friday, January 30, 2015 (PST)
For millions of years, large parts of the marine biotas of the North Atlantic and North Pacific have been separated by harsh climate conditions in the Arctic. Read More...  
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