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Febuary 20, 2009

Redden Issues Letter Setting Stage For Oral Argument Over 2008 BiOp Legality
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PST)
U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden, in a letter sent this week, set the stage for March 6 oral arguments over the legal validity of the federal government's Columbia River hydro system's salmon protection plan. Read More...  

Judge Redden's Questions For BiOp Litigants For March 6 Oral Argument
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PST)
Listed below are the 15 subjects U.S. District Court Judge James Redden is directing participants to address in the March 6 oral arguments in the litigation over NOAA Fisheries Service's 2008 salmon and steelhead biological opinion for the Federal Columbia River Power System. Read More...  

Feds, States File Brief Opposing Humane Society's Request To Halt Sea Lion Removal
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PST)
A legal attempt by the Humane Society to stall a sea lion control effort at the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam is "based on nothing more than its distaste for the lethal removal program," and not on sound legal arguments, according to a legal brief filed Feb. 13 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Read More...  

With Stimulus, BPA Announces Major Transmission Expansion: McNary to John Day
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PST)
With new borrowing authority contained in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -- the economic stimulus package -- signed into law earlier this week by President Barack Obama, the Bonneville Power Administration has decided to build a major new transmission project -- the McNary-John Day 500-kilovolt transmission line. Read More...  

Oregon Legislation Would Move Commercial Gill-Netting To Off-Channel 'Select Areas'
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PST)
A campaign to win a prohibition on commercial gill-net salmon fishing on the lower Columbia River mainstem has gained a foothold in the Oregon Legislature. Read More...  

New Surface Bypass Technology For Fish Passage Installed At Little Goose Dam
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PST)
A new surface-bypass technology was installed this week to benefit out-migrating juvenile fish passing Little Goose Lock and Dam in southeast Washington, according to officials at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District. Read More...  

Preseason Run Forecasts Show Improved Coho, Fall Chinook Numbers For This Year
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PST)
A strong spring chinook salmon return to the Columbia River basin, if it indeed materializes, is expected to be followed by improved coho and fall chinook runs this year, according to preseason forecasts. Read More...  

PFMC Salmon Technical Team Releases Post-Season Review Of 2008 Ocean Fisheries
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PST)
The Pacific Fishery Management Council's Salmon Technical Team has prepared a post-season review of the 2008 ocean salmon fisheries off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California to help assess Council salmon management for this year. Read More...  

Idaho Fish And Game To Discuss With Public Status Of Lake Pend Oreille Fishery
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PST)
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has scheduled a "State of the Lake Meeting" to discuss the status of the Lake Pend Oreille fishery. Read More...  

Agencies Move Forward On 'Idaho Forestry Program' To Benefit Listed Snake River Fish
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service announced this week they will conduct public scoping to gather information to prepare an environmental impact statement for the implementation of the Idaho Forestry Program, a component of the Snake River Basin Adjudication Agreement. Read More...  
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