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Febuary 27, 2009

Appeals Court Refuses To Block Sea Lion Removal Below Bonneville Dam
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
A federal appeals panel on Thursday refused to block the states of Oregon and Washington from removing, by lethal means or otherwise, California sea lions that prey on salmon below the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

States Set To Resume Sea Lion Trapping, Facilities Show Less Interest In Accepting
Posted on Saturday, September 05, 2009 (PST)
The states of Oregon and Washington are set to resume a sea lion trapping effort that was halted last spring amidst a swirl of legal arguments and after the unintended deaths of six of the big marine mammals. Read More...  

Redden Adds Two More Questions About BiOp, Deals With Estuary, Stimulus Funds
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (PST)
Litigants are girding for a marathon when they meet March 6 for oral arguments regarding the legal and scientific validity of the government's strategy for protecting imperiled salmon stocks that migrate through the federal Columbia-Snake river power system. Read More...  

Fish Passage Center Says NOAA's Review Of Big 2008 Sockeye Return Flawed
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (PST)
What enabled the quantum rise in sockeye salmon adult returns to the Columbia River basin in 2008?

It depends on who you ask.
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Mixed Salmon Return Forecasts: Low Again In Calif., Up For Columbia River Chinook, Coho
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (PST)
Officials that set ocean commercial and recreational fisheries face a bad news-good news scenario this spring with Sacramento River fall chinook salmon numbers expected to be at near-record lows while chinook and coho forecasts further north, including fish headed for the Columbia River, are improved. Read More...  

$7 Million Fish Ladder Overhaul Expected To Boost Klickitat River Salmon Runs
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration this week gave the go-ahead for a $7 million overhaul of an outdated fish ladder on the Klickitat River in south-central Washington that is expected to help boost populations of salmon returning to the basin. Read More...  

Agencies Prepare Project Lists Under Stimulus Package That Could Go To Salmon Recovery
Posted on Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (PST)
Ever since the signing, and in most cases well before the signing, of the so-called economic stimulus package, federal agencies across the country have been scrambling to develop lists of projects that can be launched quickly and that will create jobs. Read More...  

Invasive Parasite Hitting Mud Shrimp, A Salmon Food Source, In West Coast Estuaries
Posted on Monday, August 24, 2009 (PST)
A parasitic isopod that scientists identified five years ago has all but decimated mud shrimp populations in coastal estuaries ranging from British Columbia to northern California -- with the exception of a handful of locations in Oregon from Waldport to Tillamook. Read More...  

Report: Federal Climate Change Research Program Should Realign Focus
Posted on Sunday, August 23, 2009 (PST)
The federal government's climate change research program should broaden its focus to include research that would support actions needed to cope with climate change-related problems that will impact society, while building on its successful research to improve understanding of the causes and processes of climate change, says a new report from the National Research Council. Read More...  


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