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January 09, 2009

2008 Juvenile Salmon Hydro Survival Data, Reach By Reach, Offers Up And Down Picture
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 (PST)
Reach-by-reach survival was above average for migrating Snake River yearling chinook salmon in 2008 through the Lower Granite reservoir and the first five hydro projects they encountered, then spiked for the McNary Dam-to-John Day Dam reach and plummeted on the home stretch. Read More...  

Corps Hopes To Spend $6 Million In FY 2009 To Reduce, Monitor Bird Predation
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 (PST)
An aggressive effort is planned during the new (fiscal) year aimed at reaching the goal of reducing the Columbia River estuary's East Sand Island Caspian tern colony by roughly two-thirds by the spring of 2010. Read More...  

Unless Parties Settle, Sea Lion Legal Dispute Won’t Be Resolved Before 2009 Fish Returns
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 (PST)
Federal appeals court arguments will proceed apace, not on an expedited schedule, over whether California sea lions can be lethally removed from the base of the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

BiOp Says New Ocean Fishing Regimes From Alaska To California Will Benefit Basin Salmon
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 (PST)
A newly devised U.S.-Canadian agreement that would change fishing regimes from southeast Alaska down to the Oregon-California coast got the stamp of approval just before Christmas from the NOAA Fisheries Service. Read More...  

NW Marine Scientist Jane Lubchenco Nominated By Obama As NOAA Administrator
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 (PST)
A Northwest-based marine scientist has been tabbed by President-elect Barack Obama to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which houses one of the most visible federal agencies in the region – the National Marine Fisheries Service. Read More...  

UW’s Philip Mote To Lead Oregon’s New Climate Change Research Institute
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 (PST)
A national leader in analyzing the impacts of climate change will direct a new legislatively established institute in Oregon that is designed to facilitate research on issues related to global climate change. Read More...  

Flooding, Heavy Rain, High Wind Impacting WDFW Hatcheries
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 (PST)
Flooding, heavy rainfall and high winds prompted evacuation of staff from one hatchery and have damaged other Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife facilities throughout the state. Read More...  

Will Climate Change Bring Stronger Coastal Winds, More Upwelling Off NW Coast?
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 (PST)
Future increases in wind strength along the California coast may have far-reaching effects, including more intense upwelling of cold water along the coast early in the season and increased fire danger in Southern California, according to researchers at the Climate Change and Impacts Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Read More...  

Study Stresses Monitoring, Data Analysis To Keep Ecosystems Healthy
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 (PST)
Economists use leading indicators — the drivers of economic performance – to take the temperature of the economy and predict the future. Read More...  

Economic Report Shows Washington State Fourth In Sales From Commercial Fishing
Posted on Friday, August 14, 2009 (PST)
U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $185 billion in sales and supported more than two million jobs in 2006, according to a new economic report released by NOAA’s Fisheries Service. Read More...  
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