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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 5, 2002
April 5, 2002

1. SETTLEMENT REACHED ON TERN MANAGEMENT IN ESTUARY
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
An 11th-hour settlement has been reached between bird conservation
groups and fish management entities that would guide fast-arriving
Caspian terns toward Columbia River estuary nesting grounds where the
predatory birds are believed to be less of a threat to migrating
juvenile salmon.
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2. JUDGE'S CUTTHROAT RULING MAKES GENETIC PURITY AN ISSUE
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
Hybridization and genetic purity have become a major issue in the battle
over listing cutthroat trout under the Endangered Species Act.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of Washington, D.C., recently ruled
that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service came up short in assessing
extinction risks posed by non-native trout breeding with native
cutthroat.
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3. COUNCIL RECOMMENDS $36 MILLION IN PROJECTS FOR SNAKE BASIN
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
The Northwest Power Planning Council on Wednesday recommended $36.3
million in funding for fish and wildlife projects in the Blue Mountain
and Mountain Snake "provinces" in northeastern Oregon, southeastern
Washington and central Idaho.
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4. IDAHO GOVERNOR PRAISES SALMON RECOVERY EFFORTS
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne said Wednesday that additional salmon
recovery efforts in Idaho are moving from concept to reality, thanks in
many respects to the Northwest Power Planning Council's fish and
wildlife program.
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5. TANGLE NET FISHERY: BIG HAUL AND BIG PRICES
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
A deep plunge into experimental tangle net fishing presented some
logistical nightmares, but the just-ended season was mostly positive for
non-tribal commercial fishers who enjoyed their biggest haul of Columbia
River basin spring chinook salmon since 1991, and found the market was
willing to pay top dollar for the catch.
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6. RIVER OPERATORS BEGIN SPRING SPILL AT SNAKE DAMS
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
With yearling chinook showing up at lower Snake River dams, the
Technical Management Team this week gave approval to begin spilling
water at Snake River dams and will likely order spill at lower Columbia
River dams next week.
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