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February 26, 2010

Sea Lions Snacking On Sturgeon 'Slug' At Bonneville; Trapping Begins Next Week
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Steller sea lions continue to pluck white sturgeon from Columbia River waters just downstream of Bonneville Dam at nearly double last year's record pace as they take advantage of a "slug" of the big fish that have once again assembled in the area below the hydro project's second powerhouse fish ladders. Read More...  

Latest Columbia Basin Runoff Forecast Has Flows Dropping To 46th Lowest In 50 Years
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Runoff volumes past The Dalles Dam on the lower Columbia River would rank as 46th lowest in the past 50 years if the latest forecast proves to be accurate. Read More...  

Federal Agencies Have Three Months To Integrate Adaptive Management Plan Into Salmon BiOp
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Judge James A. Redden on Friday (Feb. 19) gave agencies three months to make whole their strategy for assuring the Federal Columbia River Power System avoids jeopardizing the survival of protected Columbia-Snake river salmon and steelhead stocks. Read More...  

Last Year's Huge Fall Chinook Jack Return Brings Predictions Of Big Run This Year
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Fishery managers are predicting that "upriver" fall chinook salmon returns to the Columbia River this year will be the biggest since 2004, and the third largest since the late 1980s. Read More...  

Legislation Would Authorize Funding For Efforts To Reduce Toxic Pollutants In Columbia River
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., this week introduced legislation that would authorize funding of efforts to reduce pollution in the Columbia River. Read More...  

USFWS Says Columbia River Coastal Cutthroat Doing Well Enough To Avoid Listing
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday it will again withdraw its proposal to list as threatened the Southwest Washington/Columbia River Distinct Population Segment of coastal cutthroat trout. Read More...  

Higher Return Of Sacramento River Fall Chinook Will Allow Some Ocean Fishing Off California, Oregon
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
The Pacific Fishery Management Council says higher returns of Sacramento River fall chinook this year will allow for some ocean fishing. Read More...  

Alaska Projects Higher Chinook, Sockeye Harvest Over Last Year, Decrease In Pinks
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game says that the statewide commercial salmon harvest in 2010 is projected to total 138 million salmon of all species. This is a decrease compared to 2009, with most of the decrease expected to come from lower pink salmon catches. Read More...  

USFWS Names Richard Hannan New Assistant Regional Director For Fishery Resources
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
Richard Hannan, an 18-year veteran of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has been named the Pacific Region's assistant regional director for Fishery Resources, Robyn Thorson, regional director, announced today. Read More...  

Public Meeting Set On Proposal To Revise Critical Habitat For Bull Trout
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a public meeting Wednesday, March 3, on its proposal to revise critical habitat for the bull trout, a threatened species protected under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  
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