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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 19, 2002
April 19, 2002

1. COLUMBIA BASIN UPRIVER SPRING CHINOOK COUNTS LAG
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
Columbia River sport fishers' piece of the spring chinook salmon pie is shrinking as the number of adult fish continues to lag -- behind expectations and far, far behind last year's record run. Read More...  

2. WOLVES' LIVESTOCK DEPREDATIONS FORCE USFWS' HAND
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
Barely one-quarter of the way through 2002, the federal agency charged with recovering gray wolf populations in the West has been forced to kill nearly as many of the marauding animals as it did during all of 2001. Read More...  

3. WOLF RECOVERY COORDINATOR EXPLAINS CONTROL ACTIONS
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
Excerpts from a public letter issued on April 9 by Ed Bangs, the USFWS' Rocky Mountain Wolf Recovery coordinator, explaining his agency's wolf control actions:

"The first control action of 2002 involved 3 uncollared wolves originally from the Gravely pack near Dillon, Montana.
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4. WASHINGTON SALMON BOARD AWARDS $36.7 MILLION IN GRANTS
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
Washington Gov. Locke announced Wednesday that the Salmon Recovery Funding Board has approved $36.7 million in grants to fund salmon recovery projects across the state.

Combined with local matching funds, the total value of the approved project list is more than $57.6 million.
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5. COUNCIL'S ECONOMICS BOARD LOOKS AT HATCHERY COSTS
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
Economists are finding that the cost to produce smolts at Northwest hatcheries stays relatively steady over the years, but the cost of returning adults is inconsistent and can be expensive, depending on ocean conditions and the location of the hatchery, among other factors. Read More...  

6. WASHINGTON HATCHERY MISHAP CLAIMS 75,000-90,000 SMOLTS
Posted on Monday, September 15, 2003 (PST)
An estimated 75,000 to 90,000 yearling Twisp River spring chinook salmon died April 13-14 when debris borne by heavy rains clogged water intake screens at a remote salmon rearing pond site, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read More...  

 

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