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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 16, 2007
March 16, 2007

COUNCIL TO SEEK CLARIFICATION ON PROJECT FUNDING DECISIONS
Posted on Friday, March 16, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week decided to seek further clarification on fiscal year 2007-2009 funding shifts that represent both contractual fine-tuning and the imposition of policy choices that are, from its standpoint, yet unresolved. Read More...  

COMMERCE BILL PROPOSES SEAFOOD FARMING IN FEDERAL WATERS
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 (PST)
Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez this week unveiled proposed federal
legislation that federal officials say will promote safe and sustainable aquaculture in order to meet the growing demand for seafood, help the U.S. industry better compete and reduce the need for U.S. imports.
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COMMENTS SOUGHT ON NEW FISH PASSAGE CENTER OVERSIGHT BOARD
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 (PST)
The decision to trigger the nomination process for a Fish Passage Center oversight board has been delayed for at least a month at the request of fish managers who want input on the composition and responsibilities of the panel. Read More...  

COUNCIL LOOKS TO WAYS TO FUND YAKIMA ‘SIDE CHANNELS’ WORK
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council this week recommended spending $500,000 during fiscal year 2007 to further the goals of the Yakama Nation's Yakima Side Channels fish and wildlife project. Read More...  

THREE TRIBES FORM UPPER SNAKE RIVER COALITION AGREEMENT
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 (PST)
Three Columbia River Basin tribes announced Wednesday a coalition agreement for better advocacy regarding fish and wildlife resources impacted by hydroelectric systems on the upper Snake River. Read More...  

COUNCIL HEARS IEAB ANALYSIS OF REVENUE STREAM, COMMENTS
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Independent Economic Analysis Board Wednesday presented to the Council its review of Revenue Stream, a report prepared by the staff of several fishing associations and environmental groups. Read More...  

BILL CALLS FOR GAO, NAS TO LOOK AT BASIN SALMON RECOVERY
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 (PST)
Washington Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott this week introduced the Salmon Economic Analysis and Planning Act (SEAPA), which calls for the Government Accountability Office and the National Academy of Sciences to conduct analyses of Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead recovery efforts. Read More...  

MORTALITY SPIKE APPEARS, DISAPPEARS FOR MIGRATING YOUNG FISH
Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007 (PST)
A spike in mortalities of Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery juvenile fall chinook salmon passing Bonneville Dam last week disappeared as mysteriously as it had appeared. Read More...  

REDDEN SATISFIED WITH REMAND; MAY GRANT EXTENSION
Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 (PST)
Federal attorneys said last week the two new biological opinions on protected Columbia/Snake salmon and steelhead likely would be delivered to U.S. District Court at the same time. Read More...  

 

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