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Latest CBB News > Archives > April 25, 2003
April 25, 2003

1. FEDERAL JUDGE HEARS ORAL ARGUMENTS ON BIOP; WILL RULE SOON
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
A federal judge who has said he is predisposed toward overturning the federal government's plan for Columbia River basin salmon recovery said Monday he gained "food for thought" from hearing oral arguments in the lawsuit pressed by conservation groups. Read More...  

2. HARVEST MANAGERS JUGGLING FISH RUNS WITH IMPACT LIMITS
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The 2003 upriver spring chinook salmon run forecast keeps rising, staying just ahead harvest impact limits that threaten to send home sport fishers who enjoy plying the lower reaches of the mainstem Columbia River. Read More...  

3. SELECT AREA FISHERY SHOWS MORE UPRIVER FISH THAN EXPECTED
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Lower Columbia River commercial fishermen have again been victims of a 2003 spring chinook return that defied, at least to this point, all predictions about when, where and how the salmon migration would proceed. Read More...  

4. TRIBAL GILLNETTERS BEGIN THREE-DAY COMMERCIAL FISHERY
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
A three-day fishing season for tribal gill netters opened Thursday morning and will end at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Columbia River Compact of Oregon and Washington, which regulates mainstem commercial fisheries, agreed April 23 to allow four Columbia River Basin treaty tribes (Yakama, Warm Springs, Umatilla and Nez Perce) to open commercial sales of spring chinook, coho, steelhead, walleye, carp and shad.
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5. MONTANANS MULL WOLF PLAN AND HOW TO PAY FOR IT
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
Wolf foes and proponents added their opinions to a state wolf management plan Wednesday in northwest Montana. Read More...  

6. OREGON SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR WOLF ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Posted on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 (PST)
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is accepting nominations from individuals and organizations to participate on an advisory committee that will recommend a wolf management plan for the state. Read More...  

 

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