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Latest CBB News > Archives > Mar 26, 2004
Mar 26, 2004

NOAA’S BIOP GIVES CORPS GREEN LIGHT FOR LOWER SNAKE DREDGING
Posted on Friday, March 26, 2004 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries has signed on to a twice-delayed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' plan to clear accumulated sediment from portions of the lower Snake River shipping channel, from ports and from dam navigation lock approaches. Read More...  

COMMISSIONER: REC BUREAU CAN’T SUPPORT WALLOWA DAM BILL
Posted on Friday, March 26, 2004 (PST)
The Bush administration opposes a bill that would fund the repair of
Wallowa Lake Dam, enhance water management and help restore salmon in
eastern Oregon, the head of the Bureau of Reclamation told a
congressional panel on Wednesday.
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COURT URGED TO ORDER NOAA TO MAKE DELISTING CALL IN 30 DAYS
Posted on Friday, March 26, 2004 (PST)
Organizations that have asked NOAA Fisheries to drop eight salmon and steelhead stocks from the Endangered Species Act have asked a federal court to order the agency to produce those decisions within 30 days. Read More...  

FISH, RIVER MANAGERS EXPLORE RAMIFICATIONS OF MCNARY CHANGES
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2004 (PST)
Fish managers continue to advocate a cautious approach while the Bonneville Power Administration would like all-out implementation of turbine operations at McNary Dam that would deviate from those described in a NOAA Fisheries biological opinion regarding the jeopardy posed to protected fish by the federal Columbia River hydrosystem. Read More...  

GEAR SWITCH TO SMALLER MESH NETS BRINGS IN MORE FISH
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2004 (PST)
The previous fisheries were from 15 to 24 hours. A big difference maker in the most current fishery was that the fleet deployed nets with 4 ¼-inch mesh instead of the 9-inch mesh used in the previous fisheries. The smaller-mesh captured the smaller-salmon that fishermen had complained were swimming right through the large mesh. The average size of the fish count Tuesday night is 13 pounds as compared to 18 pounds for the earlier fisheries. Read More...  

ECONOMISTS MULL OBSTACLES TO COST-EFFECTIVE FISH PROGRAMS
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2004 (PST)
The Independent Economic Analysis Board wants to provide the Northwest Power and Conservation Council with a framework that would allow the Council and others to inject a cost-effectiveness analysis when comparing among alternative fish recovery projects. Read More...  

IRRIGATORS RESPOND TO FEDS REQUEST FOR BIOP LAWSUIT STAY
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2004 (PST)
"Citizens have the right to challenge governmental decisions that violate the law, and the mere desire of other persons to continue those programs is not a right that can be invoked to foreclose consideration of the challengers," claims, wrote Portland attorney James Buchal in a memorandum filed Tuesday with the U.S. District Court. Read More...  

DRAINING LAKE CASCADE REJECTED; SO NOW “PLAN B” FOR FISHERY
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2004 (PST)
A recent proposal to drain the lake and treat the remaining water to eliminate pikeminnows was ultimately rejected because of possible shortages of water for salmon flow augmentation releases out of the Payette River drainage. Read More...  

USFWS SEEKS PROPOSALS FROM TRIBES FOR AT-RISK SPECIES PROJECTS
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week issued a request for proposals from federally recognized tribes to conserve and recover endangered, threatened and at-risk species and other wildlife on tribal lands under the Tribal Landowner Incentive (TLIP) and Tribal Wildlife grants (TWG) programs. Read More...  

 

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