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Latest CBB News > Archives > June 27, 2008
June 27, 2008

Expansion Underway For Snake River Sockeye Captive Broodstock Hatchery Program
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
The captive broodstock hatchery program that has kept the endangered Snake River sockeye salmon population afloat has begun an expansion aimed, through sheer numbers, at helping revive the stock and providing better understanding of its problems. Read More...  

FERC EIS Evaluates Proposed LNG Terminal Impacts On Columbia River Estuary, Listed Salmon
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
Protected salmon stocks would be adversely affected by the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas terminal in the Columbia River estuary, but a proposed mitigation package would largely balance the biological ledger, according to a final environmental impact statement produced by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff. Read More...  

Yakama Nation's Plan To Boost Klickitat Basin Fish Runs Gets Positive Science Review
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
After years of technical exchanges, the Yakama Nation appears ready to take a big first step toward its goals of boosting supplementation of endangered spring chinook salmon and steelhead and increasing fall chinook and coho returns to the Klickitat River basin for harvest. Read More...  

Columbia River Sockeye Return Forecast Upgraded to 210,000, Most Since 1959
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
While the peak may have been reached, counts of spawning sockeye salmon remain high enough at the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam to prompt a big jump in the forecast return. Read More...  

Official End To Spring Chinook Season Shows Increase Over Past Three Years
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
Unlike some West Coast salmon stocks that have or are expected to nosedive, the Columbia River basin's upriver spring chinook run trended upward this year. Read More...  

Idaho Seeks Dismissal Of BiOp Challenge In District Court, Says Ninth Has Jurisdiction
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
The state of Idaho this week asked Judge James A. Redden to dismiss a new challenge to the federal government's Columbia/Snake river salmon protection plan, saying the U.S. District Court does not have current jurisdiction in the lawsuit. Read More...  

World Energy Use Projected To Grow 50 Percent 2005 to 2030
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
World marketed energy consumption is projected to grow by 50 percent between 2005 and 2030, driven by robust economic growth and expanding populations in the world's developing countries, according to the International Energy Outlook 2008 released this week by the Energy Information Administration. Read More...  

Parties Get More Time For Negotiations On Columbia River Dredging Mitigation Work
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
The Washington Department of Ecology has granted an extension of three months for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, lower Columbia River ports and a Southwest Washington family to reach agreement on a property purchase that will replace wetlands loss from the Columbia River channel deepening project that is under way. Read More...  

NOAA: Seven Stocks Removed From Overfishing List, None Added
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
NOAA: Seven Stocks Removed From Overfishing List, None Added

NOAA announced today that seven stocks have been removed from the overfishing list and no new stocks added in their annual report to Congress on the status of fishing stocks.
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Editor's Note: Results of Columbia Basin Bulletin Survey
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
Editor's Note: Results of Columbia Basin Bulletin Survey

I would like to thank the 733 readers who took the time to respond to the 10-question, non-scientific Columbia Basin Bulletin survey. The results, along with the many useful written comments, will be used to help the CBB better respond to readers' information needs.
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