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February 19, 2010

NOAA Report, Fish Passage Center Analyze Survival Data On Barged Fish Vs. In-River
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
A new look at the data, including that collected during the significantly changed hydro operations of recent years, produces the same message -- after a certain point in time in springtime juvenile salmon and steelhead from the Snake River basin that were collected and barged downstream survive to adulthood at higher rates than fish allowed to proceed downstream in-river and through juvenile bypass systems. Read More...  

Study Looks At How Columbia River Water Might, Or Might Not, Fuel Mussel Growth
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
No one wants non-native, invasive zebra or quagga mussels anywhere near the Columbia River basin. So researchers have taken water to the mollusks in an attempt to evaluate how they might fare if they made their way to the Northwest. Read More...  

States Set First Round Of Spring Chinook Harvest In Anticipation Of Huge Run
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
With a record upriver spring chinook salmon return expected, anglers should be able to land catch and keep as many as 17,200 hatchery salmon during an early fishing season mapped this week for the lower Columbia River by Oregon and Washington fishery managers. Read More...  

NOAA Drops Its Legal Challenge To FERC's Columbia River Estuary Gas Terminal Decision
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
NOAA's Fisheries Service has dropped out of the debate over the legality of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's September 2008 "conditional" approval of a proposal to build a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Columbia River estuary. Read More...  

Montana Governor, B.C. Premier Sign Agreement To Protect Transboundary Flathead River Drainage
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Backed by the words "Partnering to Protect Our Shared Environment," Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell signed an agreement that bans mining and coal and gas development in the transboundary Flathead River drainage. Read More...  

Tribes' Proposal On Gill Netting To Reduce Lake Trout In Flathead Lake Draws Questions, Concerns
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Questions, suggestions and many criticisms were recently aimed at a lake trout gillnetting project on Flathead Lake proposed by the Confederated Salish-Kootenai Tribes. Read More...  

Parties Sign Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement, Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Thursday joined Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, PacificCorp Chief Executive Officer Greg Abel and the chairmen of the Klamath, Yurok and Karuk Tribes in announcing final agreements that could potentially lead to removal of four dams on the Klamath River and the largest river restoration project in the nation's history. Read More...  

Reduced Sturgeon Numbers Prompt New Harvest Guidelines; Sea Lions Target Large Breeding Females
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon on Thursday adopted fishing seasons for white sturgeon that provide greater protection than in the past for dwindling populations in the lower Columbia River. Read More...  

ODFW Collars Three More Wolves From Eastern Oregon Pack Of Possibly 10 Wolves
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff collared three wolves in eastern Oregon from the Imnaha pack last week, which will help wildlife managers better track and understand the pack's movements. Read More...  

CBB Shorts:
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
CBB SHORTS: Spokane Water Quality; New Administrator For NOAA Fisheries; Emergency Beacons For Tribal Fishing Boats; Lifetime Achievement Award For Council's Peter Paquet Read More...  


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