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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 17, 2002
May 17, 2002

1. ACTION AGENCIES ISSUE BIOP 'PROGRESS REPORT'
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
The federal action agencies say they are "right on track" in implementing measures called for in a December 2000 federal fish recovery plan for the Columbia Basin.

Critics call that assertion a "fairy tale."
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2. ALASKA, WASHINGTON OPPOSE SALMON FUND EQUALIZATION
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
A bill by California, Oregon and Idaho senators that would equalize federal funding of Pacific salmon restoration projects in Western states is opposed by Alaska and Washington.

But sponsors and opponents this week agreed to work on a compromise that all five states can support.

Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, objected strongly to changing the larger shares of funding that Alaska and Washington have received the past three years from Congress in annual spending bills.
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3. ECONOMISTS CONSIDER HATCHERY SUPPLEMENTATION VALUATION
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
As they put the final touches on their hatchery economics report, the Northwest Power Planning Council's Independent Economic Advisory Board considered how to value hatcheries used specifically to supplement or augment wild salmon and steelhead runs. Read More...  

4. MAINSTEM SPRING CHINOOK HARVEST NEARS END WITH BIG NUMBERS
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
The 2002 spring chinook salmon season was definitely not a letdown for Columbia River mainstem fishers thrilled by last year's record bounty. Read More...  

5. DRAFT KLAMATH BIOP PROPOSES ACTIONS TO HELP COHO
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
A National Marine Fisheries Service draft biological opinion claims that proposed federal Klamath Basin irrigation operations put at risk the existence of coho salmon populations.

But the document released Thursday prescribes actions -- such as the creation of a "water bank" -- that the agency says can keep irrigators and fish afloat while scientists figure out just what Klamath River mainstem flows are needed for fish.
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