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Latest CBB News > Archives > March 24, 2006
March 24, 2006

PROJECT TRACKS COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON OCEAN MIGRATION
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 (PST)
A Canadian-based effort to track salmon and other sea-going creatures up the North Pacific coast's continental shelf will fully flower this spring and summer with the goal of detailing fish movements and survival that have to this point mostly mystified fish managers. Read More...  

STATES JOIN SEA LION HAZING EFFORTS; MAY SEEK ‘TAKE’ PERMIT
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 (PST)
The Oregon and Washington fish and wildlife departments beginning April 1 will expand on federal efforts to keep sea lions and other pinnipeds ill at ease in the waters below Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

NOAA BIOP DECLARES ‘NO JEOPARDY’ FOR TERN RELOCATION PLAN
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 (PST)
A plan to relocate much of the world's largest Caspian tern colony from their Columbia River estuary nesting site will not jeopardize the survival of protected salmon and steelhead in areas where biologists envision the birds will make new homes. Read More...  

BPA EXTENDS FISH PASSAGE CENTER CONTRACT UNTIL APRIL 19
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 (PST)
Work goes on at Portland's Fish Passage Center following a March 17 court order that requires funding be continued for the entity that collects, stores and analyzes data related to fish passage up and down the federal Columbia/Snake river hydrosystem. Read More...  

FISH RETURN COUNTS STILL TOO LOW TO ALLOW MORE FISHING
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 (PST)
Relatively low numbers of spring chinook salmon in test fisheries and at dam counting windows have made Oregon and Washington fishery managers wary of the future and forced non-tribal commercial fishers to remain docked for the second week in a row. Read More...  

UMATILLA TRIBES SEEK FUNDING FOR WALLA WALLA FLOW PROJECT
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 (PST)
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation last week presented Washington Department of Ecology Director Jay Manning with a formal request for state funding to support a cooperative project in the Walla Walla River basin which involves the Tribes, irrigation districts and other community members. Read More...  

DISSOLVED GAS LEVELS AN OBSTACLE FOR ANY LIBBY SPILL PLAN
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 (PST)
Montana state officials say a developing long-term plan to carry out spill operations at Libby Dam for the benefit of the endangered white sturgeon faces a major legal obstacle that could plug up the dam’s spillways for years to come. Read More...  

SCIENTISTS REVIEW DEVELOPING HYDRO/FISH PASSAGE MODELING
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 (PST)
A developing tool to assess the effects of Columbia/Snake river dams and dam operations on migrating salmon and steelhead should buoy future decision-making processes if remaining technological gaps are filled, according to a March 15 Independent Scientific Advisory Board Review. Read More...  

JUDGE REDDEN FOR NOW SAYS NO TO MORE TIME FOR BIOP REWRITE
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 (PST)
Following a March 17 teleconference with the litigants, U.S. District Court Judge James A. Redden denied a request by fishing and conservation groups that the deadline for developing a new salmon protection plan for the Columbia/Snake river hydrosystem be extended by five months. Read More...  

RESEARCHERS PROPOSE $5.6 MILLION EFFORT TO MAP OCEAN FLOOR
Posted on Friday, March 24, 2006 (PST)
Researchers and officials from Oregon State University and other state agencies are proposing the most ambitious mapping effort ever done of the territorial seafloor off Oregon, a two-year, $5.6-million effort they say would have a huge range of long-term benefits for everything from fisheries management to tsunami planning and creation of marine reserves. Read More...  

 

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