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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 1, 2003
August 1, 2003

1. FISH MANAGERS SEEK MITIGATION FOR REDUCED ICE HARBOR SPILL
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
Fisheries managers this week asked federal dam operating agencies to mitigate for the reduction of spill at Ice Harbor Dam on the lower Snake River by increasing spill at one of the lower Columbia River dams in order to aid juvenile salmon passage through those dams. Read More...  

2. MAINSTEM COMMERCIAL FISHERY SET FOR STURGEON, FALL CHINOOK
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
Commercial fishers will begin testing the Columbia River mainstem's waters Monday night, the first of three 12-hour fishing periods targeting sturgeon and early arriving fall chinook salmon approved this week by the Columbia River Compact.

The Oregon/Washington Compact, which sets mainstem commercial seasons, started the non-Indian commercial fleet's fall season off fisheries from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Aug. 4, 6 and 11.
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3. LOWER SNAKE WATER TEMPS TO DECIDE DWORSHAK OPERATIONS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
Cold water outflows from Dworshak Dam could drop to 10,000 cubic feet per second Monday, keeping with the operation proposed by the Nez Perce Tribe and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

That operation is intended to extend Dworshak's cold water effects at Lower Granite Dam through mid-September to benefit late migrating juvenile salmon from the Clearwater River and adult salmon and steelhead migrating upstream.
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4. NOAA MOVES FORWARD ON UPDATING STOCK STATUS ASSESSMENTS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
Strong upper Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead returns of recent years brighten stock status assessments, but it appears work remains to ensure they won't slide toward extinction, according to evolving analysis by NOAA Fisheries. Read More...  

5. CRITFC ANNOUNCES SEVEN 'SPIRIT OF THE SALMON' AWARDS
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
A Washington city, a tribal leader and a federal energy official are among those the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission honored Saturday with its annual Spirit of the Salmon Award.

"This year's award recipients represent the best in community activism and public involvement," said Olney Patt Jr., CRITFC executive director, who presented the awards. "They are all truly Wy-Kan-Ush-Pum. They are all salmon people."
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6. NEW RULES FOR BUOY 10 COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON FISHERY
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
Today's opening of the popular Buoy 10 salmon fishery at mouth of the Columbia River also marks the implementation of a few new fishing rules as anglers pursue fall chinook and hatchery coho salmon. Read More...  

7. DESCHUTES LAND TRUST COMPLETES BUY FOR METOLIUS PRESERVE
Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 (PST)
The Deschutes Basin Land Trust announced this week that it has successfully purchased the land to create the Metolius Preserve on a 1,240-acre forest tract near Camp Sherman, Ore., that contains important fish and wildlife habitat. Read More...  

 

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