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April 30, 2004

JUDGE ORDERS NOAA TO COMPLETE LISTINGS REVIEW WITHIN 30 DAYS
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004 (PST)
A Spokane-based U.S. District Court judge this week ordered the federal government to deliver its judgment within 30 days on whether eight stocks of West Coast salmon and steelhead still merit listing under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

PARTIES STILL WORKING ON AMENDED SUMMER SPILL PROPOSAL
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004 (PST)
Still searching for the right combination of offset mitigation measures, the Bonneville Power Administration said that it would not release an amended summer spill proposal this week as it had planned and that it no longer is shooting for the April 30 deadline to have a plan approved. Read More...  

BONNEVILLE ANNOUNCES FISH AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT POSITIONS
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration announced this week that Greg Delwiche will immediately assume the role of acting vice president for BPA’s Office of Environment, Fish and Wildlife. Bill Maslen will become director of program policy in that office. Read More...  

LOWER RIVER CHINOOK FISHING CLOSED AS RUN COUNTS DROP
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004 (PST)
Fears that a late-timed 2004 spring chinook salmon return may also be less numerous than expected has prompted Oregon and Washington officials to close what has been productive mainstem Columbia River fishery. Read More...  

RIVER OPERATORS ASKED TO KEEP SPRING SPILL DECISION OPEN
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004 (PST)
Spring spill ended last Friday, April 23, at the two lower Snake River dams, but salmon managers at this week's Technical Management Team meeting asked the federal operating agencies to keep the final decision on spring spill open through mid-June in case flows in the river improve. Read More...  

MONITORING PLAN FOR MCNARY TURBINE OPERATIONS CRITIQUED
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004 (PST)
Salmon managers said at this week's Technical Management Team meeting that a monitoring plan developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for operating McNary Dam turbines outside the one percent efficiency range is insufficient to monitor changes in fish survival at the dam. Read More...  

NORTHERN PIKEMINNOW FISH-FOR-PAY PROGRAM OPENS MAY 3
Posted on Thursday, April 29, 2004 (PST)
Fishing in the Columbia and Snake rivers this spring and summer could be very rewarding for those who pursue the northern pikeminnow.

The 2004 sport reward program opens on the lower Columbia River May 3 and upstream into the Snake River on May 17.
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FEDS MAKE FORMAL REQUEST FOR MORE TIME ON BIOP REMAND
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 (PST)
The federal government this week made official its desire to push back the U.S. District Court deadline for reworking NOAA Fisheries’ strategy for boosting Columbia River salmon and steelhead stocks listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

CORPS TO RESTORE ISLAND IN COLUMBIA RIVER ESTUARY
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 (PST)
An island in the lower Columbia River estuary that has been used for decades as pastureland will be restored to something close to its original condition, providing new estuary habitat for juvenile salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

COUNCIL SEEKS COMMENTS ON SCIENCE REVIEW OF CORPS PROGRAM
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council is asking for public review and comment of a final report by independent scientists that takes a programmatic look at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program (AFEP) for fiscal year 2004. Read More...  
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