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West Coast California Sea Lion Population Has Rebounded; Meets Marine Mammal Protection Act Goal
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 (PST)
It’s probably no surprise to those who are tracking sea lions feeding on salmon and steelhead at Bonneville Dam or Willamette Falls that the California sea lion population along the West Coast of the U.S. and British Columbia is healthy and robust. Read More...  

Study: Fraser River Juvenile Sockeye Infected With Sea Lice From Fish Farms Eat Less
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 (PST)
Wild Fraser River sockeye salmon juveniles eat less after entering the ocean when they have a heavy infection of sea lice they likely picked up when passing salmon farms in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia, according to a recent study. Read More...  

U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Washington State’s Fish Culvert/Tribal Fishing Rights Case
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 (PST)
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to weigh in on a case that has been brewing since 2001 with Northwest Indian tribes challenging the state of Washington to remove or repair road culverts that block salmon from historic spawning habitat. Read More...  

Hatchery Steelhead Targeted In Bag Limit Changes On Snake River Tributaries
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 (PST)
Anglers fishing the Snake River and some of its tributaries in Oregon, Washington and Idaho can keep two to three steelhead per day until further notice. Read More...  

Council Mulling Issues Likely To Arise During Coming Update Of Basin Fish And Wildlife Program
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 (PST)
Anticipating issues that could be included in a nearly year-long process to update its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Fish and Wildlife Committee at its meeting last week in Portland began to consider what might become important issues during that effort. Read More...  

NOAA’s Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force Aims For Common Goals On Salmon/Steelhead Recovery
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 (PST)
One of the many ongoing efforts regarding recovery of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River basin is being undertaken by a group organized by NOAA Fisheries known as the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force. Read More...  

Study Looks At How Elwha Dam Removals Changed Nearshore Ecosystems Near Mouth
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 (PST)
Scientists have sifted through eight years of data collected before and after the Elwha River dam removals to analyze the impacts the resulting sediment load has had on the nearshore ecosystems near the mouth of the river. Read More...  

Agencies Identify Spawning Areas For Chum, Confirm Safe Water Levels Over Redds
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 (PST)
This year the larger portion of chum redds downstream of Bonneville Dam are nearer the dam in an area dubbed the Strawberry chum spawning area, according to information provided by Tony Norris of the Bonneville Power Administration. Read More...  

Outflow Increased At Dworshak To Make Way For More Rain, Higher Flows Into Reservoir
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 (PST)
Anticipating more rain and higher flows late this week, the interagency Technical Management Team chose to increase outflow at Dworshak Dam even with a slight risk that the flows would increase total dissolved gas levels above state standards in the North Fork of the Clearwater River. Read More...  

Parties Agree To Court Schedule In Deschutes River Flow, Water Temperature Case
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2018 (PST)
Parties to a nearly two-year old court case that charges Portland General Electric with water quality violations at its Pelton/Round Butte complex of dams on Oregon’s Deschutes River stipulated to a court management schedule that could move the case to oral arguments in District Court this spring. Read More...  
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