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August 15, 2008

Idaho's Sockeye Captive Broodstock Program Reaches Record Returns This Year
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
Thursday's catch of 15 salmon in Idaho's Stanley basin pushed the seasonal total, 263, to an all-time record for the 17-year-old Idaho Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Program. Read More...  

Redden Says Independent Science Review Of BiOp Likely Inappropriate -- For Now
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
The time is likely not ripe to call on independent scientists to evaluate whether a new federal government plan for the Columbia/Snake river hydro system is adequate to avoid jeopardizing the survival of salmon and steelhead stocks listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

Irrigators Seek To Intervene In BiOp Challenge; Want Harvest Impacts Addressed
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
Saying it wants to refute "erroneous views concerning the relationship between river velocity and salmon survival to be proffered by the State of Oregon and plaintiffs," the Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association has asked to intervene in renewed litigation over the adequacy of the federal government's Columbia/Snake river hydro system salmon protection strategy. Read More...  

Judge Approves New 10-Year Columbia Basin Salmon Harvest/Hatchery Agreement
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
A federal judge on Wednesday put his stamp of approval on a new 10-year agreement guiding salmon harvest and hatchery production on the Columbia River with the goals of rebuilding weak fish populations and providing sustainable fisheries. Read More...  

Northwest Power And Conservation Council Hopes To Approve Draft Fish/Wildlife Program Aug. 28
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council came to an agreement this week, though not unanimous in all respects, on draft strategies that could guide its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program for the next five years. Read More...  

Draft BiOp Says Pesticides Jeopardize Salmon Survival; Mitigation Actions Next
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
A draft "biological opinion" released at the end of July has determined that the registration and use of three pesticides -- chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion -- jeopardize the survival of 28 West Coast salmon stocks. Read More...  

Managers Rescind Scheduled Commercial Fishery; Fall Chinook Run Building
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
A better-than-anticipated catch in "early August" fisheries forced the Columbia River Compact on Monday to rescind a scheduled 12-hour midweek commercial fishery in order to keep the fall chinook harvest in check. Read More...  

Changes Coming For Operating Montana Reservoir Flow Augmentation Releases
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
Lake Koocanusa and Hungry Horse Reservoir will drop 20 feet below full pool over the next couple months, and it will happen in a way that has been long fought for by the state of Montana. Read More...  

Research Project Simulates Dead Salmon To Restore Stream Ecosystems
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
About a dozen people gathered at the Idaho Power substation on Amity Road in east Boise on a recent warm summer morning. Several trucks stood ready, loaded with boxes of pasteurized, frozen salmon and steelhead carcasses, and bags of manufactured pelletized fertilizer -- known to biologists as salmon "analogue" meant to simulate dead salmon. Read More...  

Council, BPA Favor Additional Funding For Willamette Valley Habitat Projects
Posted on Saturday, February 14, 2009 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Wednesday recommended adding $1.4 million to the budgets of two Willamette River valley fish and wildlife projects aimed at protecting valuable habitat. Read More...  
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