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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 1, 2005
April 1, 2005

SEA LION MAKES IT WAY INTO BONNEVILLE'S FISH PASSAGE LADDERS
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 (PST)
At Bonneville Dam, a sea lion has actually found its way up into the fish ladders themselves in recent days, says Rock Peters of the Army Corps of Engineers' Portland District. Read More...  

STORMS GIVE DRAINAGES A BOOST; RUNOFF FORECAST AT 70 PERCENT
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 (PST)
A series of storms that have passed through the Pacific Northwest over the past two weeks have served to dampen much of the Columbia River Basin landscape but has not come close to removing the specter of drought and shortages this summer for fish, irrigation and other water users. Read More...  

TESTS TO BEGIN ON ICE HARBOR’S NEW ‘REMOVABLE SPILLWAY WEIR’
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 (PST)
Unless there's some kind of a hitch, testing will begin Monday to see how the second "removable spillway weir" in the federal Columbia/Snake river hydrosystem might treat juvenile salmon and steelhead that are making their way toward the Pacific Ocean. Read More...  

NEZ PERCE ACCEPT TERMS OF SNAKE RIVER WATER ADJUDICATION
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 (PST)
The Nez Perce Tribal Executive Council Tuesday (March 29) voted to accept the terms of the proposed settlement of the Tribe’s water right claims included in the Snake River Basin Adjudication. Read More...  

FISHERY MANAGERS STILL WAITING FOR THE UPRIVER CHINOOK RUN
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 (PST)
Oregon and Washington fishery managers this week OK'd a second 8-hour commercial fishery on the lower Columbia River mainstem while acknowledging a growing concern that the upriver spring chinook salmon run may not be as big as anticipated. Read More...  

BIOP CHALLENGERS WANT JUDGE TO ISSUE FLOW, SPILL INJUNCTION
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 (PST)
The coalition of conservationists, sport and commercial fishermen and businesses now challenging the federal government's Columbia River Basin hydrosystem salmon protection plan last week asked the court to assure migrating fish get a greater share of what will likely be a meager supply of water this summer. Read More...  

IN NEW ROUND OF FILINGS, WASHINGTON STATE OBJECTS TO BIOP
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 (PST)
A new strategy to assure protected salmon and salmon stocks are not jeopardized by the federal Columbia River Basin hydrosystem seeks to hide the real problems the fish face, rather than address them, according to fishing and conservation groups who want that plan reworked. Read More...  

. IDAHO HOPES FOR FIRST UPPER SALMON CHINOOK SEASON IN 30 YEARS
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 (PST)
For the first time in nearly thirty years, anglers in Idaho may have the chance to fish for chinook salmon on the Upper Salmon River. Read More...  

NOAA, USFWS ISSUE NO-JEOPARDY BIOPS FOR UPPER SNAKE PROJECTS
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 (PST)
Documents received by the Bureau of Reclamation say that planned operations and maintenance of 12 federal reservoirs in the Upper Snake River basin for irrigation and flood control will not jeopardize the survival of federally protected fish and wildlife species. Read More...  

STUDY DETAILS IMPACTS OF FISH FARM SEA LICE ON WILD SALMON
Posted on Friday, April 01, 2005 (PST)
A new study published in the March 30th edition of the prestigious scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B (a publication of the UK’s national academy of science) shows that the transfer of parasitic sea lice from salmon farms to wild salmon populations is much larger and more extensive than previously believed. Read More...  
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