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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 21, 2005
Jan. 21, 2005

OFFICIALS, FISHERMEN DISCUSS SEA LION ISSUE IN LOWER COLUMBIA
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 (PST)
Some sea lions are, quite simply, incorrigible, state and federal officials Thursday told a group of sport and commercial fishers who have become disgruntled about the pinnipeds' growing presence in the lower Columbia River and their voracious appetite for salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

OREGON’S EDEN NAMED NPCC CHAIR; IDAHO’S KEMPTON VICE-CHAIR
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Thursday elected Oregon member Melinda Eden to serve as chairman during the coming year. Read More...  

ENERGY NOMINEE SAYS HE DOES NOT SUPPORT BPA PRIVATIZATION
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2005 (PST)
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., this week asked for and received a commitment from Secretary of Energy nominee Samuel W. Bodman that Bodman does not support the sale or privatization of the Bonneville Power Administration. Read More...  

SHAD ON THE RISE IN COLUMBIA BASIN; IMPACTS TO SALMON STUDIED
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 (PST)
Swelling numbers of non-native American shad in the Columbia/Snake river mainstem are likely having an impact on salmon, other fish species and the ecosystem generally, but little is known about the magnitude, or even the direction, of that change, according to a U.S. Geological Survey researcher. Read More...  

BPA CUSTOMERS FILE MOTION TO INTERVENE IN BIOP CASE
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 (PST)
This week a diverse group of interests including a trade union and some of the smallest and largest electricity consumers in the Northwest signaled their intent to engage in the lawsuit over how the Columbia River Power System should be run to assist salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

OREGON WARNS IT MAY WANT TO INTERVENE IN BIOP CHALLENGE
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 (PST)
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski on Friday, Jan. 7, announced that Oregon has officially notified the federal government of the state’s intent to sue over the 2004 Biological Opinion for the Federal Columbia River Power System. Read More...  

RESEARCHERS LINK OLDER, FATTER FISH TO HEALTHY MARINE STOCKS
Posted on Thursday, January 20, 2005 (PST)
Recent studies have found that large, old and oily groundfish are significantly more important than their younger counterparts in maintaining healthy marine fish stocks – the larvae from their eggs better resist starvation and have a much greater chance of survival. Read More...  

 

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