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March 27, 2009

Columbia Basin Systemwide Hatchery Review Calls For Both Harvest, Hatchery Reforms
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
In order to achieve both harvest goals and the goal of conserving imperiled Columbia River basin salmon, harvest and hatchery reforms are needed, according to a 1,000-page scientific report released to the public today. Read More...  

Hatchery-Harvest Reforms: Matching Broad Recommendations With Local Solutions
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
A recently completed Columbia River basin hatchery-harvest reform report includes detailed "solutions" ranging from the number and type of salmon or steelhead that should be reared and released from artificial production facilities to what kind of gear should be used to pull adult hatchery fish from the river. Read More...  

2009 Salmon Returns To Snake River Basin Expected To Continue Upward Trend
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
Forecasts of 2009 salmon returns to the Snake River basin, including endangered sockeye, are expected to continue a recent upward trend, state officials told the Northwest Power and Conservation Council earlier this month during its meeting in Boise. Read More...  

Humane Society Arguments Open Briefing In Appeals Court Sea Lion Removal Case
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The Humane Society of the United States re-launched its legal effort to reverse federal agency and court decisions allowing the lethal removal of California sea lions from below Bonneville Dam on the lower Columbia River. Read More...  

USFWS Reopens Comment On Columbia River Coastal Cutthroat Proposed Listing
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday officially reopened for additional public comment its 1999 proposal to list southwestern Washington/Columbia River coastal cutthroat trout as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

Idaho, Idaho Power Reach Settlement On Snake River Water Rights Issue
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The 1984 Swan Falls water agreement was reaffirmed this week in a proposed legal settlement between the State of Idaho and Idaho Power Co. Read More...  

USFWS To Take Another Look At Critical Habitat For Bull Trout In Columbia Basin
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it will rework its September 2005 critical habitat designation for threatened Columbia and Klamath river bull trout stocks. Read More...  

Marine Biologist Lubchenco Confirmed As NOAA's New Administrator
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
Renowned marine biologist Jane Lubchenco, an Oregon State University faculty member for more than three decades, was confirmed last week by the U.S. Senate as the under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere. In this capacity, she will serve as the ninth administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Read More...  

CBB Shorts:
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2009 (PST)
CBB Shorts: Idaho Chinook Fishing; NOAA Seeks Habitat Proposals; Wild Salmon Hall of Fame Nominations; Upper Columbia Steelhead Fishing Closures; Lake Pend Oreille Rising Read More...  


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