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Gorge Fire Aftermath – Rains, Debris Flows—Prompts Trucking Of Two Million Juvenile Fish From Oregon
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 (PST)
Staff at an Oregon hatchery in the Columbia River Gorge over the weekend trucked nearly two million juvenile salmon to other hatchery facilities in Oregon and Washington to save the juveniles from the threat of debris flows expected from forecasted heavy rains early this week. Read More...  

Council Updated On Assessing Stock, Habitat For Potential Salmonid Reintroduction Above Grand Coulee
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 (PST)
To bring salmon and steelhead to the Columbia River above Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams researchers continue to search for the best hatchery stock and suitable habitat. Read More...  

NOAA Pegs La Nina At 55-60 Percent For Coming Months; Could Mean Colder, Wetter Than Normal
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 (PST)
NOAA is reporting the summer of 2017 was the third warmest on record globally, with the Pacific Northwest feeling the same heat, but the region may be in for another cold, wet fall and winter. Read More...  

Updated Salmon Returns Show Below Average; Harvest Managers Set Commercial, Tribal Fishing Times
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 (PST)
As fall chinook salmon continue to pass Bonneville Dam at a rate of over 7,500 fish per day, the two-state Columbia River Compact met this week, Thursday, September 21, to consider commercial gillnetting in the Columbia River. Read More...  

Agencies Announce Caught Night Poachers Gillnetting Salmon At Mouth Of Deschutes River
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 (PST)
Two night poachers gillnetting in the Deschutes River sanctuary zone in the Columbia River mainstem were caught by Oregon State Police and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement this week, the agencies said in a press release. Read More...  

New Corps Contract Moves Willamette Trout Production From McKenzie Hatchery To Trout Farm
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 (PST)
A private central Oregon trout farm received a $1.3 million annual contract to grow trout that eventually will be planted in the Willamette River basin. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded the contract September 15 to Desert Springs Trout Farm in Summer Lake. Read More...  

Escaped Atlantic Salmon Continue To Be Caught; WDFW Says Fish Not Expected To Establish Themselves
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 (PST)
Recreational anglers continue to catch stray Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound, the West Coast of Vancouver Island and as far north as the Queen Charlotte Islands in Canada. The salmon are some of the nearly 160,000 fish that escaped an aquaculture net pen at Cypress Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington in August. Read More...  

Biologists Tell Council That Sea Lion Predation Puts Willamette Winter Steelhead At Extinction Risk
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 (PST)
As the steelhead population above Willamette Falls declines, sea lion predation increases, putting the endangered fish at risk of extinction with only 512 making their way upriver. Read More...  

Estuary Cormorants Nesting In Low Numbers; Corps Unsure If Culling Will Resume Before Season Ends
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 (PST)
About 200 double-crested cormorants are nesting on East Sand Island, some or all with 7- to 10-day old chicks, far fewer of the birds than would be expected at what Portland Audubon had deemed the largest colony of double-crested cormorants in the world. Read More...  

Upper Columbia White Sturgeon Recovery Efforts Now Producing Enough Fish For Fisheries
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2017 (PST)
A concerted effort to restore a viable white sturgeon population in the upper Columbia River has had at least one positive effect – enough hatchery fish to support of both tribal and non-tribal fisheries of North America’s largest freshwater fish. Read More...  
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