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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 11, 2007
May 11, 2007

RESEARCH MEASURES TOXIC IMPACTS ON FISH IN LOWER COLUMBIA
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007 (PST)
Pollution threats, old and new, plague the lower Columbia River and estuary, potentially hampering efforts in the region to recover salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act, according to research previewed Monday in Vancouver, Wash. Read More...  

GROUPS CONSIDERING LAWSUIT OVER WILLAMETTE ESA FISH ISSUES
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 (PST)
Plans to address many of the same Endangered Species Act issues faced in the Columbia/Snake river system, including the threat of lawsuits, are being developed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its projects in the Willamette River basin. Read More...  

WITH LOW SNAKE FLOWS LIKELY, SPILL/TRANSPORT OPTIONS DISCUSSED
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 (PST)
With river flows expected to be in short supply, particularly from the Snake River basin, fish and federal hydrosystem managers were asked Wednesday to consider the possibility that a late May shift away from spill for salmon passage may be necessary. Read More...  

PARTIES SEEK MORE DEFINED 2007 HYDRO OPERATIONS PROTOCOLS
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 (PST)
Federal Columbia/Snake river hydrosystem deviations April 3 from measures designed to benefit migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead point to the need to cement fish provisions both legally and through more precisely defined operational protocols, according to documents filed this week in U.S. District Court. Read More...  

ESTUARY HABITAT PROJECTS GET GRANTS FROM POLLUTION FUND
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 (PST)
Ten projects all in or near the Columbia River Estuary, were selected by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to receive the second round of grants from the Columbia River Estuarine Coastal Fund. Read More...  

THIS YEAR'S SEA LION SALMON PREDATION % COULD BE ON HIGH END
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007 (PST)
California sea lions -- fattened by what may well be record consumption of migrating spring chinook salmon -- seem to have started an exit from their lunch line below the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

CHINOOK RETURNS SHOULD BE CLOSE TO FORECAST; JACK COUNT HIGH
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 (PST)
With 41,372 adult upriver spring chinook salmon having passed Bonneville Dam through Sunday, and an estimated 4,800 of the stock having been harvested in the lower river, fisheries officials feel the 2007 run is well on its way to matching preseason expectations. Read More...  

FLATHEAD BIO STATION LANDS MAJOR GRANT FOR SALMON STUDIES
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 (PST)
The University of Montana‚Äôs Flathead Lake Biological Station has been awarded a three-year $4.6 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to continue studying pristine salmon and trout watersheds along the Pacific Rim. Read More...  

FRY RELEASE AN EFFORT TO RETURN FISH ABOVE DESCHUTES DAM
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 (PST)
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Saturday (May 12) will release 175,000 steelhead fry into Whychus Creek near Sisters, Ore. as part of an effort to reestablish salmon and steelhead runs in Whychus Creek, the Metolius River, and other area streams. Read More...  

NORTHERN PIKEMINNOW REWARD FISHERY PROGRAM BEGINS MAY 14
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007 (PST)
Anglers can earn cash and help save salmon by participating in the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program, which kicks off May 14 in the lower Columbia and Snake rivers. The program continues until Sept. 30. Read More...  
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