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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 16, 2003
May 16, 2003

1. JUDGE TO TAKE BRIEFS ON WHETHER BIOP STANDS DURING REWRITE
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
A federal judge, and the lead attorneys for those involved in the lawsuit, agreed today (May 16) that the federal government should be allowed a year to recast a Columbia River Basin salmon recovery plan that was judged by the court last week to be legally flawed. Read More...  

2. NW DELEGATION: RULING DOESN'T MEAN DAM BREACHING ON TABLE
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
Northwest members of Congress of both parties remain opposed to breaching dams despite a federal judge's ruling against the 2000 salmon recovery plan that was touted as an alternative to dam removal.

But some members believe the judge's order for federal agencies to rework the plan may be an opportunity to improve it.
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3. OLNEY PATT JR. CHOSEN CRITFC'S NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
Olney Patt Jr., who led the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon for five years as tribal council chairman, has been named the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission's new executive director. Read More...  

4. MORE SEA LIONS AT BONNEVILLE DAM ENJOYING SALMON CUISINE
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
Apparently the fare at the foot of the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam was so fine last spring that wandering California sea lions invited along a few friends this year to sample a Northwest favorite, upriver spring chinook salmon. Read More...  

5. LEGAL FILING SAYS OREGON HATCHERIES VIOLATE CLEAN WATER ACT
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
Six conservation organizations initiated legal proceedings Thursday that would allege Oregon's state-run fish hatcheries are routinely violating the Clean Water Act and ultimately ask a federal court to order the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to redress the violations and mitigate for any damage caused. Read More...  

6. ODFW COMMISSION ADOPTS HATCHERY POLICY WITH NEW APPROACH
Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 (PST)
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission May 9 unanimously adopted a new hatchery policy that will move the state's hatcheries away from their current purpose -- a tool for harvest -- to a combined harvest and safety net tool that recognizes the impact of hatchery production on wild stocks of salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

 

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