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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 22, 2005
April 22, 2005

‘IT’S EITHER THE LATEST RUN IN HISTORY, THE SMALLEST, OR BOTH’
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 (PST)
A continued scarcity of upriver spring chinook salmon at Bonneville Dam has forced Oregon and Washington to close Columbia River mainstem and side-channel sport fisheries to prevent further "impacts" on federally protected stocks within the salmon run. Read More...  

FIRST ‘COMPREHENSIVE, SCIENCE-BASED’ SUBBASIN RECOVERY PLAN
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries this week released a draft interim salmon recovery plan for the Lower Columbia River Subbasin that the agency says is the Northwest’s first comprehensive science-based recovery plan for salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

CORPS BEEFS UP NON-LETHAL WEAPONRY TO COMBAT SEA LIONS
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a growing, pinniped-repulsion arsenal, and the animals have a growing food supply in recent days. Read More...  

COUNCIL SENDS BPA THIRD-PARTY DEBT ANALYSIS TO DELEGATION
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 (PST)
A Bush Administration proposal to count new third-party debt backed by the Bonneville Power Administration within Bonneville’s U.S. Treasury borrowing limit could force the power marketing agency to reduce its future investments in energy conservation, renewable energy, and fish production and habitat in order to finance investments in its regionwide high-voltage transmission system, according to an analysis by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

. TRIBES WANT STRICTER FISH CONSUMPTION/POLLUTANTS FORMULA
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 (PST)
The Umatilla Tribes on Thursday asked the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission to revise upward fish consumption rates that dictate the amount of toxic pollutants allowed to be discharged directly into Oregon rivers under the federal Clean Water Act. Read More...  

AGREEMENT REACHED ON SPILL STUDY FOR LOWER MONUMENTAL
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 (PST)
A divide between federal "action" agencies and fish managers was healed when participants in Thursday's System Configuration Team/Implementation Team agreed to push ahead a planned spring spill study at the lower Snake River's Lower Monumental Dam on a modified scale. Read More...  

SALMON RESEARCHER LOOKS AT WHY SOME STAY, AND SOME STRAY
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2005 (PST)
The ones that stay and the ones that stray are biological puzzles among Pacific salmon.

The vast majority of the fish -- but not all -- travel thousands of miles to sea and back to the streams where they hatched.
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