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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 14, 2008
March 14, 2008

STATES GET SET FOR SEA LION TRAPPING; ZOOS, AQUARIUMS SHOW INTEREST
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 (PST)
The trapping of California sea lions below Bonneville Dam is set to begin in the coming weeks with some of the animals, potentially, lethally removed and others finding their way to zoos and aquariums. Read More...  

COUNCIL WORKS ON NEW PROCESS TO SELECT F&W PROJECTS FOR BPA FUNDING
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council could as soon as next month trigger a new, multi-phased fish and wildlife project selection process that would stretch into the winter of 2011. Read More...  

NOAA ACCEPTS PETITION FOR LISTING COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN SMELT
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 (PST)
The NOAA Fisheries Service announced this week that it is formally accepting a petition from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe to list eulachon (smelt) populations in Washington, Oregon and California for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

FORECAST SHOWS 2008 BASIN RUNOFF NEARLY ASSURED OF BEING NORMAL OR HIGHER
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 (PST)
There were a few drier-than-average areas in February, but precipitation fell where it counts most to assure, or nearly so, that the Columbia/Snake river basin will be provided a normal water supply during the coming spring and summer. Read More...  

RESEARCHERS SAY UNEXPECTED NUTRIENT FOUND KEY TO OCEAN FUNCTION
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 (PST)
Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered what could be a new, limiting nutrient in the world's oceans. Read More...  

IDAHO HOPING FOR EXPANDED SALMON FISHING THIS YEAR
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 (PST)
It is still too early to set salmon seasons, but Idaho's Fish and Game Commission anticipates opening some stretches of river that haven't seen a salmon season in 30 years if the forecast return of spring and summer chinook materializes. Read More...  

WASHINGTON ADOPTS NEW MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR WILD STEELHEAD
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 (PST)
A new steelhead management plan designed to protect and rebuild wild stocks throughout the state won approval by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission at a public meeting in Olympia March 8. Read More...  

ALASKA PROJECTS 2008 SALMON HARVEST AS 18TH LARGEST SINCE 1960
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 (PST)
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game this week released its statewide forecast of the Alaskan commercial salmon harvest for the 2008 season -- the total harvest of all species is projected to be approximately 137 million salmon, making the 2008 harvest the 18th largest harvest since 1960. Read More...  

STUDY SHOWS RIVER ECOSYSTEMS' ROLE IN REMOVING HUMAN-CAUSED NITROGEN
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2008 (PST)
Healthy streams with vibrant ecosystems play a critical role in removing excess nitrogen caused by human activities, according to a major new national study published this week in Nature. Read More...  

 

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