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Mar 10, 2000

100 to 200 fall chinook are harvested in Alaska, and he conceded that
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
the number seems low. But he said that the spawning population is also
very low, making every fish important. Theres no way for Alaska
trollers to avoid Snake River kings specifically, so about half of
Alaska catch would be cut under the most stringent harvest-related
option, Rutter said.
Rutter promised that his agency wouldnt recommend any further harvest
restrictions in Alaska unless they were comprehensive throughout the
region and included revisions in the Pacific Salmon ...
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30 to 40 businesses in that small mountain town - from air charter
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
services to grocery stories to outfitters - that depend upon remaining
steelhead runs.
He said while people talk about losses to the farming and shipping
industries if the dams are breached, nobody seems to care about the
2,700 jobs in Idaho that will be lost if the steelhead go extinct.
"Idaho salmon and steelhead fishermen have shouldered the devastation
that these dams have given us," he said. "We don't see these dams as
valuable ... but as mistakes."
Vern Johnson, who caught his ...
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20 seconds after the fish were released, time for them to sweep through
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
the turbines and into the tailrace.
The balloons bobbed the fish to the surface so that they could be easily
retrieved by the researchers. Each radio-tagged fish had its own
frequency so researchers could determine when and where they were
released into the turbines.
Video cameras down in the turbines verified that the fish were
delivered, by special pipes, to the three separate points on the
Analysis of the results showed that that fish passing through the MGR
turbine had half
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6% if the anticipated return declines in-season.... the BiOp said.
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
NMFS said that even if the high return of fish materializes as it is
forecast for 2000, that does not provide sufficient evidence of a
substantive change in the status of natural-origin spring stocks to
justify an increase in harvest....
The 2000 forecast suggests that there may be a higher return and
improved survival rates this year. However, the anticipated return
to be realized and extended for several years before we can reasonably
conclude that the overall status of the ...
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48) standards for listed Snake River fish. "You need a pretty large
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
survival improvement if you want to meet those standards. You are
starting from a lower point than you were before."
The new PATH work estimates it will take more than a 7.5-fold
improvement in life-cycle survival to boost populations to levels that
meet the 24-year "survival" standard 70 percent of the time. A 2.7-fold
increase would be needed to meeting population "recovery" goals at
half the time over the next 48 years.
"Using the hypothesized survival effects of the ...
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