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Latest CBB News > Archives > July 25, 2008
July 25, 2008

Oregon Asks Court To Throw Out New Biological Opinion For Salmon, Steelhead
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
The state of Oregon on Tuesday asked the U.S. District Court to send federal agencies back to the drawing board to develop a Columbia/Snake hydro system strategy that makes imperiled salmon stocks, not the power system, the top priority. Read More...  

Plaintiffs, Oregon Want Court To Consider Using Independent Scientists In BiOp Case
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
The idea has surfaced once again to employ "independent" scientists in legal proceedings over the how the federal Columbia/Snake river hydro should be operated to provide the most benefit for migrating salmon and steelhead. Read More...  

Scientists Detail Impacts Of Non-Native Fish (Bass, Walleye) On Native Salmonids
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
A vastly changed landscape has allowed non-native species to flourish to the point they now "represent major impediments to the restoration of native salmonids in the Columbia River Basin," according to a recently completed Independent Scientific Advisory Board report. Read More...  

This Year's Sockeye Boom Has Fishery Experts Trying To Identify Reasons
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
Eye popping numbers of sockeye returning to the Columbia River basin this year have fishery experts speculating about the cause of the spike. Read More...  

Feds Defend Sea Lion Decision; Say Take Could Be Up To 22 Percent Of Listed Steelhead
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
"Congress entrusted NMFS with determining when impacts reach the level of 'significant'" in deciding whether lethal removal should be used to reduce sea lion predation on salmon and steelhead stocks that are listed under the Endangered Species Act, according to documents filed by the federal government in U.S. District. Read More...  

Landmark Agreement Could Open Up New Water Rights For E. Washington Irrigator
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
A landmark agreement was signed last week that opens the possibility that the first new water rights in decades could be granted to Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association members while assuring that flows for salmon and steelhead aren't diminished. Read More...  

Anglers Get First Shot At Fall Chinook Aug. 1; New Conservation Measures In Place
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
Anglers at the Columbia River mouth will get the first shot at returning fall chinook salmon this year with the Buoy 10 fishery opening Aug. 1 and stretching throughout the month while lower river fishers remain idled until Sept. 1. Read More...  

Olney “JP” Patt, Jr. Steps Down As CRITFC Executive Director
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
Olney “JP” Patt, Jr. Monday announced his resignation as the executive director of the Portland, Oregon based Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission effective August 1st, 2008, citing personal and family considerations. Read More...  

Appeals Court Ruling Limits Ship Discharges Of Ballast Water Carrying Invasive Species
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
Environmental organizations say they have won a battle this week in the effort slow the spread of invasive species in the Columbia River, Great Lakes and other ports of call. Read More...  

Oregon Invasive Species Council Report Looks At Economic Impacts
Posted on Friday, February 13, 2009 (PST)
A new report prepared for the Oregon Invasive Species Council concludes that the state needs to more strongly consider the economic consequences of addressing invasive species and not just focus attention on the biology and ecology. Read More...  
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