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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 23, 2001
March 23, 2001

1. BIG CROWD HEARS HATCHERY VS. WILD FISH SCIENCE DEBATE
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
More than 200 people turned out in Wenatchee, Wash., Tuesday night to
hear a scientific debate over a key question: Can hatchery stocks be
used successfully to revive naturally spawning Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead populations?

The forum, and one held Wednesday in Winthrop, were intended to air two disparate positions on the issue.
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2. OREGON LEGISLATURE WORKS ON WILD FISH DEFINITIONS
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
The Oregon Legislature is attempting to define what constitutes a wild
fish in a variety of bills now before the House Committee on Stream
Restoration and Species Recovery.

The most far reaching of the proposed laws blurs the distinction between
wild and hatchery fish, while others simply define the relationship
between fish produced by hatcheries and those that spawn and rear in
streams.
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3. BASIN TRIBES SEEK HEARINGS ON HATCHERY CLUBBINGS
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Columbia River treaty-fishing tribes this week have asked U.S. Sen.
Gordon Smith, R-Ore., to hold field hearings to change the federal
government's endangered species and artificial propagation policies.

In a March 20 letter, tribal leaders asked Smith to help protect
thousands of hatchery-reared adult salmon that would be destroyed under
policies implemented by the National Marine Fisheries Service.
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4. AGENCIES WITHDRAW LAND MANAGEMENT SUPPLEMENTAL BIOP
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
An attempt by federal fish management agencies to document good habitat
works in the interior Columbia River Basin has been withdrawn, drawing
fire from some who say the action is another example of the Bush
Administration's studied erosion of environmental protections.
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5. NO CHANGES THIS WEEK FOR HANFORD REACH FLOWS
Posted on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 (PST)
Federal officials this morning decided to make no changes in this
weekend's operation that tribal officials feared would reduce flows in
the Hanford Reach and destroy hundreds of redds in the Vernita Bar.
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