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March 19, 2010

NOAA To List Columbia River's Smelt As Threatened; Cites Climate Change As Biggest Threat
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
NOAA's Fisheries Service announced Tuesday it is listing Pacific smelt as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

NOAA Launches Assessment Of All West Coast Salmon, Steelhead ESA Listings
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries has initiated its planned five-year review of Pacific salmon and steelhead populations listed under the Endangered Species Act to ensure the accuracy and classification of each listing. Read More...  

Researchers Identifying Origin Of Chinook Salmon Consumed By Endangered Orcas
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
New advances in genetic testing have allowed scientists to determine the specific origin of chinook salmon that were consumed by killer whales in the inland waters of Washington and British Columbia, according to new research by NOAA Fisheries scientists and others. Read More...  

Council Recommends Moving Ahead On Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration; Broodstock Issues Debated
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
A "difference of scientific opinion" will be rethought even as the Yakama Nation moves forward with preliminary and final planning for the construction component of its Mid-Columbia Coho Restoration Project. Read More...  

Spring Chinook Fishing For Boat Anglers Picking Up; 98 Percent Marked Keepers
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
Spring chinook salmon fishing is starting to pick up on the lower Columbia River, as are counts of upriver fish crossing over Bonneville Dam, in what is expected to be the tip of the iceberg -- an overall return of 559,900 to the Columbia-Snake River basin. Read More...  

River Managers Adjust Operations, Ending Chum Flows, Improving Steelhead Kelt Passage
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
The completed emergence of chum salmon fry from redds at Ives Island and the mouth of Hamilton Creek just below the lower Columbia River's Bonneville Dam has allowed more flexibility to implement operations intended to benefit another protected species, steelhead. Read More...  

Council Taking Comments On Draft ‘Monitoring, Evaluation, Research And Reporting' Plan
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
The draft Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Reporting plan released March 15 for public comment outlines "expectations for, and guidance on, how RME and reporting are conducted" for projects funded through the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Read More...  

$11 Million Contract Awarded For Developing Safer Turbine For Fish; First One Slated For Ice Harbor
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
Engineers will develop the first of a new generation of advanced hydroelectric turbines for the Federal Columbia River Power System to provide safer passage for fish, under a contract awarded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week. Read More...  

ODFW Researchers Studying Newly Discovered Sturgeon Spawning Area In Willamette River
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
Researchers from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently began surveying the Willamette River downstream of Willamette Falls to learn more about a previously unknown white sturgeon spawning area. Read More...  

CBB Shorts
Posted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 (PST)
CBB Shorts: Bull Trout Comment Period; Annual Wolf Report; Reclamation's New Northwest Director; Nuke Ruling Impact On BPA Ratepayers; Canal Piping Funds; Klamath Water Allocations Read More...  


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