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June 29, 2007

NEAR-RECORD JACK COUNT COULD MEAN BIG THINGS FOR 2008 RUN
Posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 (PST)
Upriver "spring" chinook salmon are perhaps the most unpredictable of Columbia/Snake River salmon stocks.


But one positive signal of the relative strength of next year's adult run comes from near-record counts of "jack" spring chinook this year.
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BRIEF CHALLENGES FEDS ON INTERBREEDING ISSUE IN SALMON LISTINGS
Posted on Friday, June 29, 2007 (PST)
In judging whether salmon stock require protections, the federal government fails to satisfy an Endangered Species Act tenet when it excludes individual populations that "interbreed when mature," while including others that don't, according to a legal challenge to 16 West Coast listings. Read More...  

RIVER, FISH MANAGERS ARGUE AGAIN OVER MONTANA DRAWDOWNS
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 (PST)
The state of Montana and Columbia River basin salmon managers are at loggerheads, yet again, with competing plans for tapping Lake Koocanusa this summer. Read More...  

SCIENTISTS RANK PROPOSED 'INNOVATIVE' PROJECTS FOR FUNDING
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 (PST)
Novel plans to remove contaminants from Columbia River basin sediments and discourage marine mammal predation on salmon are among the five "innovative," on-the-ground fish and wildlife projects that are "highly justified" and merit immediate funding, according to the Independent Scientific Review Panel. Read More...  

MODEST CATCHES OF COLUMBIA SUMMER CHINOOK, BUT HIGH PRICES
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 (PST)
Before burning that $3 per gallon gas on a trip to buy fresh-caught salmon, it's best to check with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission's harvest hotline. Read More...  

CORPS ASKED TO DELAY BARGING FISH; RESEARCH TO BE REVIEWED
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 (PST)
Despite conditions that are "no longer springlike," the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was asked this week to delay the start of fish collections and transportation at the Columbia River's McNary Dam. Read More...  

MAINSTEM SUMMER CHINOOK SPORT FISHING CLOSED A MONTH SOONER
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 (PST)
Chinook salmon sport fishing on the Columbia River mainstem between Bonneville and Priest Rapids dams will be closed at the end of the day Monday, nearly a month sooner than planned. Read More...  

CORPS SHOWS THIRD REMOVAL SPILLWAY WEIR TO BE INSTALLED
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week in Portland unveiled its latest removable spillway weir. Read More...  

HIGH-TECH SYSTEM MARKS, TAGS HATCHERY FISH FASTER
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 (PST)
The “AutoFish System” is helping Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife staff mark and tag fish faster and more effectively. Read More...  

MOORE RESIGNS AS ODFW DIRECTOR; TAKES DEPUTY JOB AT IDFG
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2007 (PST)
Serving as Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director for 11 months, Virgil Moore announced his resignation last Friday, to be effective July 12. Read More...  
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