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June 25, 2010

2010 Sockeye Return Breaks Records As It Bursts Well Beyond Preseason Forecast
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The 2010 sockeye salmon return to the Columbia-Snake river basin has gotten off to an unprecedented start, chalking up four of the top five daily counts for the species in the history of record-keeping at Bonneville Dam's fish ladder windows. The dam went online, and the counts began, in 1938. Read More...  

Agencies Release 2010-2013 'Implementation Plan' Describing Planned Work Under Salmon BiOp
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Federal agencies on Wednesday released details of planned work for 2010-2013 to protect Columbia/Snake River salmon and steelhead. The document describes a extensive program of habitat restoration, hatchery reforms and hydrosystem operations and improvements. Read More...  

Bass-Shad Study Part Of Effort To Reduce Non-Native Fish Impacts On ESA-Listed Salmonids
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Researchers hope to launch this year an investigation into whether management actions might be necessary to reduce the impacts of two non-native fish species' -- smallmouth bass and American shad -- on native Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead stocks that are listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

Snorkeling Researchers Studying Smallmouth Bass Behavior, Impacts In John Day Basin
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
A small group of University of Washington graduate student scientists are spending a second summer snorkeling about in the Middle and North Forks of the John Day River, counting smallmouth bass, their nests and charting their habitat. Read More...  

Fishery Managers Allow Sport Retention Of Sockeye; Say No To Lower River Gillnetters
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
A record-setting surge of sockeye salmon over Bonneville Dam has given fishery managers the confidence that they can allow anglers to target the species in the Columbia River mainstem without sacrificing upriver escapement goals and impact limits. Read More...  

Years-Long Umatilla Tribes Fish Restoration Efforts Lead To Tribal Fishery On Walla Walla River
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
After a near century of no spring chinook or salmon fishing in the Walla Walla River, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation last Sunday (June 20) opened a fishing opportunity for tribal members on the South Fork Walla Walla River on a 2-mile reach downriver from Harris Park. A 100-fish harvest was approved for this fishery. Read More...  

First Year Of Lake Billy Chinook Underwater Tower Close To Juvenile Fish Passage Goal
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
With an initial juvenile fish passage season winding down, operators of the new 273-foot-tall underwater tower at central Oregon's Round Butte Dam are approaching a very important milestone. Read More...  

Difficult Year For Salmon Eating Colonial Waterbirds; Predators, Flooded Nests, Food Shortages
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
It's been a bit of a nightmare this year for nesting Caspian terns at the Columbia River estuary's East Sand Island and elsewhere across the Pacific Northwest with colonies besieged by predators, floods and, possibly, short food supplies. Read More...  

Report To Governors Details BPA Fish/Wildlife Spending; $12 Billion Since 1978
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration's total fish and wildlife expenditures for 2009 -- $745.2 million -- bring the grand total since 1978 (when the expenditures began) to $12.69 billion, according to a draft report prepared by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  

Kootenai River White Sturgeon A Longstanding Challenge For Idaho Fish And Game
Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 (PST)
Ever since studies of white sturgeon spawning in the Kootenai River began in the early 1990s, researchers have wondered why sturgeon were found to be spawning over sandy bottoms. Read More...  
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