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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 21, 2002
June 21, 2002

1. STUDY LOOKS AT $1.9 BILLION CENTRAL WASHINGTON RESERVOIR
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
A recently completed reconnaissance level study says that it would be technically feasible to build a new water storage facility in central Washington that would effectively "meet the entire need for fish and people."

"The economic viability of the project is more difficult to establish," according to the Black Rock Reservoir Study final report.
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2. NMFS' HATCHERY POLICY DEVELOPMENT EFFORT SLOWS
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
Complicated and uncertain science, and similarly complex legal and policy issues, have turned the National Marine Fisheries Service's "hatchery policy" deliberations into the proverbial 900-pound gorilla -- a creature that essentially sets its own schedule. Read More...  

3. ODFW TASK FORCE BEGINS WORK ON NATIVE FISH POLICY
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
The purpose of the first meeting this week in Portland of a task force to set rule language for Oregon's draft Native Fish Conservation Policy was to give volunteers a solid grounding in the issue.

However, differences already are arising about how to define a native fish and the proper role of hatchery fish in Oregon's fisheries management -- not surprising considering the diverse membership.
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4. ADMINISTRATION SUPPORTS 'SOUND SCIENCE' BILL
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
The Bush administration has changed its position and now supports legislation to require fish and wildlife agencies to give greater weight in making endangered species listings and other decisions to peer-reviewed and field-gathered scientific information. Read More...  

5. HIGH WATERS HINDER METHOW BROODSTOCK COLLECTION EFFORT
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2003 (PST)
An abundant Methow River Basin spring chinook salmon return has allowed federal, state and tribal fishery officials to again implement a plan that involves the capture of naturally spawning fish to reinvigorate hatchery programs and allows any "surplus" hatchery returns to find spawning grounds in the wild. Read More...  

 

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