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Febuary 13, 2009

Analysis Indicates Ocean Conditions Key Variable In Big 2008 Sockeye Return
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (PST)
A huge and unexpected return of sockeye salmon to the Columbia River basin last year was most likely caused by variables in the Pacific Ocean that foster sockeye growth and survival, according to an analysis completed last week by the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. Read More...  

Northwest Power And Conservation Council Adopts F&W Program Amendments
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week adopted amendments to its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program -- the nation's largest regional effort to protect and enhance fish and wildlife. Read More...  

Bonneville Power Proposes First Wholesale Power Rate Increase Since 2003
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced this week that it likely will need to increase its wholesale power rates for the first time since 2003, beginning October 2009. Read More...  

Lohn Out As NOAA Fisheries Regional Director, Deputy Now Acting Administrator
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (PST)
With the dawning of a new administration, NOAA Fisheries Service's only politically appointed regional administrator -- the Northwest's Bob Lohn – was ushered out. Read More...  

New Decision-Making Structure Forming To Manage Salmon BiOp Implementation
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (PST)
A new regional "forum" taking shape will allow state and tribal sovereigns to direct policy level input over the next 10 years as federal agencies implement new strategies aimed at improving the survival of protected Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead stocks. Read More...  

Fishery Managers Set Spring Chinook Seasons Through April; States Still Divided On Catch Allocation
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (PST)
Oregon and Washington fishery managers on Wednesday set Columbia River mainstem sport and commercial spring chinook salmon fisheries through April but the states remain divided on the ground rules for any fishing that might take place in May. Read More...  

Climate Impacts Group Offers 50-Year Climate Change Assessment For Washington State
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (PST)
The most detailed report ever on how climate change could affect Washington state paints a stark picture, but scientists say it should help the state avoid being surprised by climate-related changes coming down the road. Read More...  

PNNL Study: 'Biomarkers' May Help Detect Salmon Injuries During Dam Passage
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (PST)
A protein biomarker under development to detect traumatic brain injury in humans can also reveal the same injuries in salmon that struggle to migrate in freshwater rivers, according to a study by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash. Read More...  

Washington DOE Asks Ninth Circuit To Overturn FERC On Estuary Gas Terminal
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (PST)
Citing alleged violations of the Clean Water Act and inadequate federal environmental review, the Washington Department of Ecology on Thursday asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn approval for the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Columbia River estuary upstream of Astoria, Ore. Read More...  

Montana Moves Forward On Killing Lake Trout To Protect ESA-Listed Bull Trout
Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009 (PST)
An experimental netting project aimed at curbing the proliferation of lake trout in Montana's Swan Lake and upstream waters has been approved by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. Read More...  
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