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Latest CBB News > Archives > Jan. 27, 2006
Jan. 27, 2006

WHITE HOUSE SEEKS LESS HARVEST, HATCHERY IMPACTS ON ESA FISH
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 (PST)
The Bush Administration announced this week that NOAA Fisheries will soon launch a collaborative review of how harvest and hatcheries are affecting the recovery of Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

SUPPORT, CAUTION EXPRESSED OVER HARVEST, HATCHERY EFFORT
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 (PST)
The Bush Administration's announcement of a major new initiative to reform salmon and steelhead hatchery and harvest practices in the Columbia Basin elicited both support and concerns. Read More...  

PARTIES PETITION APPEALS COURT ON FISH PASSAGE CENTER
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 (PST)
Environmental and sport-fishing industry groups on Monday petitioned the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to keep intact the Fish Passage Center, a technical entity charged with keeping fish managers informed about salmon and other fishes' success at traversing the federal Columbia River hydrosystem. Read More...  

BPA CHOOSES PSMFC, BATTELLE FOR FISH PASSAGE DATA WORK
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 (PST)
Bonneville Power Administration officials announced Thursday that they believe they can achieve a "seamless continuity of activities" by transferring the duties of Fish Passage Center to two other entities -- the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission and Battelle Northwest -- beginning March 21. Read More...  

BASIN SNOWPACK RUNOFF FORECAST FINALLY SITS ABOVE NORMAL
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 (PST)
The latest forecast for snowpack runoff past The Dalles from January through July sits at 102 percent of normal, an early sign that Mother Nature could well break a streak of six straight subpar water years in the Columbia River basin. Read More...  

SPRING CHINOOK SEASON SET; SPORT, COMMERCIAL SPLIT RESOLVED
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 (PST)
Concerns about the run size and about potential impacts on federally protected spring chinook salmon prompted Oregon and Washington fishery managers Thursday to limit the time and range of Columbia River mainstem sport fishers this spring. Read More...  

PARTIES DISCUSS WITH REDDEN BIOP REMAND PROGRESS, ACTIVITIES
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden said Friday he "is not disappointed with the progress to this point" on the restructuring of the federal government's Columbia/Snake mainstem hydro salmon protection plan. Read More...  

. LAST BRIEF FILED ON CHANNEL DEEPENING; ORAL ARGUMENTS SET
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 (PST)
A conservation group this week continued to press its case before an appellate court that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not take a "hard look" at the potential environmental damage that could be caused by dredging the Columbia River navigation channel below Portland to greater depths. Read More...  

OREGON WATER TRUST COMPLETES LARGE JOHN DAY TRANSACTION
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 (PST)
Pat and Hedy Voigt, third-generation ranchers on the Middle Fork of the John Day River, have just completed the most significant water transaction in the 12-year history of the Oregon Water Trust. Read More...  

 

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