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Report Summarizes Tribes’ Work, Results From 10 Years Of Columbia River Fish Accords
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 (PST)
A program that has consumed an average of 18 percent of the Bonneville Power Administration’s fish and wildlife budget each year and has cost the agency over $560 million over its 10-year life is coming to end, although it may be extended. Read More...  

Willamette Falls Sea Lion Task Force Meets Three Days Next Week To Review Lethal Removal Request
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 (PST)
Eighteen members of a task force will meet next week to review an Oregon request to lethally remove some sea lions at Willamette Falls on Oregon’s Willamette River to protect threatened and endangered fish that pass over the Falls into the upper reaches of the river and its tributaries. Read More...  

Deadline Extended For Amendments To Columbia River Basin Fish And Wildlife Program
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 (PST)
At its May meeting, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee released a letter soliciting recommendations from regional entities to amend its Columbia River Basin 2014 Fish and Wildlife Program. The recommendations were to be due to the Committee Sept. 14. Read More...  

BPA Briefs NW Power/Conservation Council On The Spring Spill Surcharge Numbers
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 (PST)
In each of its rate cases a component that makes up Bonneville Power Administration’s costs is the amount of water it has to spill to aid threatened and endangered juvenile fish passage at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Read More...  

Commercial Fishing For Columbia River Fall Chinook To Open For Treaty, Non-Treaty Gillnetters
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 (PST)
Commercial fishing of fall chinook for both Treaty and non-Treaty gillnetters opens over the next couple of weeks. Read More...  

Council Gets Update On BPA Efforts To Reduce Funding For Fish/Wildlife Program Projects
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week identified additional reductions to the Bonneville Power Administration’s fish and wildlife program expenditures that total about $1 million. Read More...  

WDFW Restricts Fisheries On Columbia River, Two Tributaries To Support Steelhead Run
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 (PST)
Washington State fishery managers have declared a “night closure” for salmon and steelhead fishing effective Saturday (Aug. 18) on a large stretch of the Columbia River and two of its tributaries due to concerns about this year’s summer steelhead run. Read More...  

Council Approves Letter Inviting Nominees To Regional Science Review Panels, Approves Members
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 (PST)
One new member was appointed to the Independent Scientific Review Panel and two current memberships were extended this week by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

Lawsuit Filed Calling For Expanding, Revising Critical Habitat For Southern Resident Killer Whales
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 (PST)
An environmental group filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service Thursday, contending the agency has failed to protect West Coast habitat of a distinct and imperiled population of killer whales that is now estimated to include just 75 orcas. Read More...  

Study Suggests Young Salmon May Leap To Remove Parasitic Sea Lice
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2018 (PST)
A study by Simon Fraser University aquatic ecologists Emma Atkinson and John Reynolds reveals that young salmon may jump out of water to remove sea lice. Read More...  
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