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May 14, 2010

Former NOAA Northwest Regional Administrator Will Stelle Selected For Another Stint
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The past and future head of NOAA Fisheries Service's Northwest Region says he wants to build on the momentum that has gathered in the region aimed at boosting imperiled salmon and steelhead stocks. Read More...  

Spring Chinook Reared In Estuary Net Pens Returning To 'Select Areas' In Record Numbers
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The young hatchery spring chinook salmon that emerged from lower Columbia River estuary net pens two years ago entered a Pacific Ocean that was cool, inviting and rich with the nutrients fish need to grow and survive. Read More...  

Colville Tribes Aim To Increase Salmon Runs In Upper Columbia With $40 Million Hatchery
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
There were smiles, and praise, aplenty this week as the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation closed in on a long-held dream -- boosting salmon returns to tribal lands that were decimated long ago with construction of fish-stopping Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams. Read More...  

Reduction Of Spring Chinook Run Forecast Closes Sport Fishing Bonneville To McNary
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The 2010 upriver spring chinook salmon return to the Columbia River is unlikely to set a modern-day record as was forecast in preseason, but a companion run -- hatchery fish that left lower river estuary "select areas" two or more years ago -- looks like it's already the best ever. Read More...  

Northwest Senators Introduce Bill To Ban Offshore Oil Drilling Off Pacific Coast
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
U.S. senators from the Northwest and California introduced legislation this week to permanently prohibit offshore drilling on the outer continental shelf of California, Oregon and Washington. Read More...  

Council Endorses $36 Million In 'Fast-Track' Fish Projects Aimed At Addressing Data Gaps
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Wednesday sent ahead nine "fast track" fish projects that are expected to have budgets of up to nearly $36 million for the period fiscal years 2010-2013. Read More...  

Council To Launch Project Review For Research, Monitoring, Evaluation/Artificial Production Category
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council and staff are getting ready to trigger the largest -- both in number of projects and dollars spent -- of its sequenced categorical reviews of projects seeking funding through the Council's Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Read More...  

Draft Columbia River Toxics Reduction Plan Released For Public Comment
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
A draft "Columbia River Basin Toxics Reduction Action Plan" offered for public comment this week "represents a blueprint for immediate and short term actions to restore the Columbia River Basin over the next five years." Read More...  

Aggressive Invasive Aquatic Organism Discovered In Oregon Poses Threat To Marine Environments
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
An aggressive, invasive aquatic organism that is on the state's most dangerous species list has been discovered in both Winchester Bay and Coos Bay, and scientists say this "colonial tunicate" -- Didemnum vexillum -- has serious economic and environmental implications. Read More...  

NOAA Gives Congress Status Of Fisheries Report; Six Stocks In Pacific Considered 'Overfished'
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Four fisheries stocks, including Atlantic swordfish, have now been rebuilt to healthy levels, according to a report to Congress from NOAA's Fisheries Service issued this week. Read More...  


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