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March 17, 2006

APPEALS COURT ISSUES STAY THAT KEEPS OPEN FISH PASSAGE CENTER
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 (PST)
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at the 11th hour issued a three-paragraph order that would appear to keep the Portland-based Fish Passage Center in operation for at least the near term. Read More...  

DISTRICT COURT SETS APRIL 10 HEARING ON SUIT FILED BY FPC STAFF
Posted on Monday, March 20, 2006 (PST)
A request for a temporary restraining order that would keep the Fish Passage Center operating was turned aside this morning (March 17) by a Portland federal district court judge who told litigants that he lacked the jurisdiction, and the conviction, to respond favorably. Read More...  

COURT-ORDERED SPILL FOR FISH WILL COST ABOUT $60 MILLION IN 2006
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 (PST)
Court-ordered spill for fish passage at eight federal Columbia/Snake river hydro projects will mean about $60 million less in revenues, but will not affect the Bonneville Power Administration's ability to answer Northwest power demand, according to analysis conducted by Northwest Power and Conservation Council staff. Read More...  

VALUE OF FLOOD CONTROL/FISH FLOW REVIEW QUESTIONED
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 (PST)
Northwest Power and Conservation Council members and others in the region this week questioned the advisability of moving forward with a $30 million study to evaluate how Columbia River basin flood control operations might be changed to provide more water in-river for migrating salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

INDEPENDENT SCIENCE GROUP REVIEWS SALMON SURVIVAL STUDY
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 (PST)
An independent scientific review agrees with criticisms on numerous technical points but says the Fish Passage Center's ongoing Comparative Survival Study is generally heading in the right direction and doing well with the tools at hand. Read More...  

BONNEVILLE DAM GETS HIGH-FLOW ANTENNA TO BETTER TRACK FISH
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 (PST)
Next week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will install at Bonneville Dam a 16-foot by 16-foot device capable of detecting electronically-tracked fish every 1/3 of a second. Read More...  

IPC REQUESTS HEARINGS ON HELLS CANYON LICENSE CONDITIONS
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 (PST)
As part of its ongoing actions to relicense the three-dam Hells Canyon hydroelectric complex, Idaho Power Company has decided to take advantage of a new federal rule to protest federal agencies’ proposed "mandatory license conditions" related to operations, passage for fish, erosion and other issues. Read More...  

FEDS, STATES, TRIBES WORKING ON 10-YEAR LIBBY DAM FLOW PLAN
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 (PST)
Technical and biological experts from federal agencies, states, and tribes are now working collaboratively to develop a plan to guide flows from Libby Dam during the spring and early summer for the next 10 years, as required by the 2006 FWS Biological Opinion. Read More...  

PROTECTING COLUMBIA ESA STOCKS PROMPTS LOWER OCEAN QUOTAS
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 (PST)
Sport and commercial salmon fishing opportunities off the Oregon and Washington coasts will limited this summer as compared to recent years with one alternative under consideration that would close all fisheries from the north Oregon coast to Cape Sur just south of San Francisco. Read More...  

RIVER HARVEST MANAGERS HOLD BACK ON COMMERCIAL FISHING
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 (PST)
The swelling presence of upriver spring chinook salmon and protected wild winter steelhead in the lower Columbia River has forced non-tribal commercial fishers off the mainstem until at least late next week. Read More...  
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