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Latest CBB News > Archives > Feb. 4, 2004
Feb. 4, 2004

FEDS’ FILING SEEKS DISMISSAL OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST 2004 BIOP
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 (PST)
Federal attorneys say a legal complaint seeking ouster of NOAA Fisheries' 2004 Federal Columbia River Power System biological opinion provides a distorted view of the document itself and its biological and legal underpinnings. Read More...  

STEELHEAD IMPACT RULE CHANGE GENERATES PLENTY OF COMMENT
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 (PST)
Letters, e-mails and phone calls are flooding in to Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife commissions, in large part protesting a proposal to relax limits on the incidental take of protected wild winter steelhead during the commercial harvest of hatchery-produced spring chinook salmon in the lower Columbia River. Read More...  

SPRING CHINOOK FISHING RULES SET; ANOTHER BIG RETURN EXPECTED
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 (PST)
More than 80 interested sport, recreational and tribal fishers turned out Jan. 28 to hear Oregon and Washington officials' management strategy for maximizing the Columbia River mainstem harvest of hatchery-produced spring chinook salmon while minimizing the impacts on the wild portions of the 2005 run that are listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

BASIN FISH MANAGERS WORKING ON RECOVERY COSTS FOR RATE CASE
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 (PST)
Fully implementing newly created subbasin goals and objectives over a 10-year span would require more than a doubling of the amount of money now being spent through the Columbia River Basin fish and wildlife plan, according to estimates compiled by a resource managers work group. Read More...  

JUDGE SAYS USFWS IMPROPERLY DOWNLISTED MONTANA WOLVES
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 (PST)
A federal judge ruled this week that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
violated the Endangered Species Act when it downlisted Northwest Montana
wolves from endangered to threatened, drawing cheers from conservation
groups and leaving state and federal wolf managers pondering the
implications of the ruling.
Read More...  

JUDGE REDDEN MAKES MOOT CHALLENGE TO UPPER SNAKE BIOP
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 (PST)
A request by fishing and conservation groups to have federal dam operations declared in violation of the Endangered Species Act was denied last week by U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden. Read More...  

IDAHO STEELHEAD ANGLERS REPORT HIGH SUCCESS IN 2004
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 (PST)
A better-than-average return of steelhead -- the ocean-going rainbow trout -- resulted in moderate to high success among Idaho anglers during the 2004 fall season. Read More...  

SUIT SEEKS LISTING OF COLUMBIA RIVER COASTAL CUTTHROAT
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 (PST)
Conservation groups on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the federal government in an attempt to force protection for populations of coastal cutthroat trout that still remain in Oregon and Washington. Read More...  

OREGON RELEASES COASTAL COHO ASSESSMENT FOR COMMENT
Posted on Friday, February 04, 2005 (PST)
State scientists believe that Oregon coastal coho are on the road to meeting the restoration goals of the Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds, Gov. Ted Kulongoski’s office announced this week. Read More...  

 

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