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February 12, 2010

Proposed Order Calls For 3-Month Remand To Strengthen BiOp/Adaptive Management Plan
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden this week offered the government the opportunity to shore up its plan for protecting salmon and steelhead stocks that migrate through Columbia-Snake river dams and reservoirs. Read More...  

Spring Chinook Fishing Will Be Held Back In Lower River To Ensure Enough Fish Go Upriver
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Despite estimates of a 2010 upriver spring chinook salmon run that will be the best ever, non-tribal anglers and gill-netters in the lower Columbia River will be held in check to some degree until managers know that that dream run is indeed building. Read More...  

Oregon Gillnet Ban Sponsors Won't Be Collecting Signatures On State's Revised Ballot Title
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Advocates of a mainstem Columbia River gillnet ban say they will go back to the drawing board, disappointed with changes made to their Oregon ballot initiative proposal made by the state Attorney General's Office. Read More...  

Study Finds High Rate Of Juvenile Steelhead Mortality In Rivers' Estuaries
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
A new study by researchers at Oregon State University found that up to nearly half of the ocean-bound juvenile steelhead surveyed in two Oregon river systems appear to have died when they reached the estuaries -- before they could reach the ocean. Read More...  

Preseason Forecast Has Columbia Coho Ocean Abundance At Only 37 Percent Of Last Year's Big Run
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
The ocean abundance of Columbia River coho is expected to be 389,500 fish this year, or about 37 percent of 2009's post-season total calculation of just over 1 million, according to a preseason forecast produced by the Oregon Production Index technical team. Read More...  

New Power Plan Says 85 Percent Of Electricity Demand Next 20 Years Can Be Met With Efficiency
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
A new regional power plan adopted this week by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council says 85 percent of the new demand for electricity over the next 20 years in the Northwest can be met by using energy more efficiently. Read More...  

How Does The Sixth Power Plan Impact Columbia Basin Fish And Wildlife Mitigation?
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Sixth Power Plan says the regional power system for the next 20 years can fund actions to benefit Columbia Basin fish and wildlife, including salmon and steelhead runs listed under the Endangered Species Act, while maintaining an economic, reliable energy supply. Read More...  

What Does Council's Sixth Power Plan Say About Removing Four Lower Snake Dams?
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
In its Sixth Power Plan, The Northwest Power and Conservation Council ran a modeling scenario examining the effects of removing the lower Snake River dams on power system costs and carbon emissions. Read More...  

High Catch Rates, Angler Effort Has White Sturgeon Fishing Above Bonneville Closing Early
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
High catch rates and angler effort have made short work of the 2010 white sturgeon sport season in the Bonneville Dam pool despite a doubling of the allowed harvest in the Columbia River reservoir. Read More...  

States Likely To Reduce Lower Columbia White Sturgeon Harvest By 35-45 Percent
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
It is expected that the states of Oregon and Washington will decide next week on a white sturgeon harvest reduction on the lower Columbia River mainstem of 35 to 45 percent over recent years' allocations. Read More...  
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