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Latest CBB News > Archives > May 28, 2004
May 28, 2004

NOAA RELEASES PROPOSED COLUMBIA BASIN SPECIES LISTINGS
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 (PST)
The Upper Columbia steelhead "evolutionarily significant unit" is proposed for downlisting from endangered to threatened and the Lower Columbia River coho salmon should be given protection under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries announced today (May 28). Read More...  

PROPOSAL CONSIDERS ROLE OF HATCHERIES IN REBUILDING FISH RUNS
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries officials said today they will continue to weigh the risks that hatchery production poses to wild, naturally spawning West Coast salmon and steelhead, but that a proposed new policy does take into account developing science which indicates hatcheries may play a stronger role in the rebuilding of depressed natural stocks listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

HATCHERY POLICY REACTION RANGES FROM CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM TO LAWSUIT THREATS
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 (PST)
The reaction to the anticipated draft NOAA Fisheries Hatchery Policy began long before the official announcement this morning at 10 a.m. and ranges from cautious optimism to immediate threats of lawsuits. Read More...  

NW TRIBES CALL FOR INTERSTATE COMPACT ON COLUMBIA WATER
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 (PST)
Northwest Indian tribes have endorsed the findings of a recently released scientific study conducted as part of the Columbia River Initiative and are calling for an interstate compact to help protect instream flows for fish and wildlife. Read More...  

RIVER OPERATORS INCREASE FLOWS FOR MID-COLUMBIA STEELHEAD
Posted on Friday, May 28, 2004 (PST)
Salmon managers asked dam operators to increase flows June 1 from Grand Coulee Dam to provide protection flows for juvenile steelhead migrating in the mid-Columbia River.

They want at least 125,000 cubic feet per second downstream at Priest Rapids Dam, promising to readjust flows with changes in the water supply.
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CONSERVATION GROUPS FILE SUIT TO LIST FOUR LAMPREY SPECIES
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2004 (PST)
Twelve conservation organizations in Oregon, California and Washington have filed a lawsuit in Oregon's District Court in an attempt for force U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service action on petitions to list four species of lampreys as threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

TRIBAL FISHERS TARGET TAIL END OF 2004 SPRING CHINOOK RUN
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2004 (PST)
Tribal gill net fishers targeted the tail end of the 2004 upriver spring chinook salmon run this week in a mainstem fishery approved Tuesday by the Columbia River Compact. Read More...  

USFWS OUTLINES FLOW PLAN FOR KOOTENAI STURGEON, BULL TROUT
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2004 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service outlined late Friday, May 21, its proposal for Libby Dam flows that are designed to aid spawning endangered Kootenai River white sturgeon and threatened bull trout in the river. Read More...  

ZEBRA MUSSELS DISCOVERED ON BOAT AT WASHINGTON-IDAHO BORDER
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2004 (PST)
Zebra mussels, invasive species that could harm Washington fish and wildlife and damage hydroelectric dams and public water systems, were discovered this month on a large boat being trailered cross-country by commercial vehicle, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported this week. Read More...  

NW STATES RECEIVE USFWS COOPERATIVE CONSERVATION GRANTS
Posted on Thursday, May 27, 2004 (PST)
Interior Secretary Gale Norton this week announced $304,000 in challenge cost-share grants to support eight cooperative conservation projects in Idaho, from eradicating invasive species to restoring riparian habitat along Kootenai River tributaries. Read More...  

 

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