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August 17, 2007

COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON TAG DETECTED IN NEW ZEALAND
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PST)
A tiny electronic tag from a steelhead in the Columbia River ecosystem was recently discovered in southern New Zealand, almost two years later and 7,700 miles away.


The PIT (Passive Integrated Transponder) tag was recovered from the stomach of a muttonbird, known locally as the “titi” and formally as the sooty shearwater, harvested by indigenous Rakiura Maori people.
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JUDGE SAYS 16 SALMON LISTINGS SATISFY ESA; PLF TO FILE APPEAL
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PST)
A federal judge whose 2001 decision prompted a re-evaluation of 27 West Coast salmon and steelhead stocks' protected status on Tuesday ruled that 16 salmon listings satisfy Endangered Species Act requirements. Read More...  

NPPC OKS $640,844 FOR IDAHO’S SOCKEYE BROODSTOCK PROGRAM
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Tuesday approved a $640,844 infusion to keep on track the remodeling of Idaho's Eagle Fish Hatchery, and expansion of its sockeye salmon captive broodstock program. Read More...  

COUNCIL CONTINUES TALKS ON ‘INNOVATIVE’ PROJECT SELECTION
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PST)
A paring down of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's "innovative" fish and wildlife project list stalled this week after a flood of public comment raised red flags about some of the favorites. Read More...  

OCEAN PRODUCTIVITY, MARINE ‘UPWELLING’ DRIVEN BY JET STREAM
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PST)
The biological productivity and summer “upwelling” on the Pacific Northwest coast appears to be strongly correlated to oscillating jet stream patterns, according to a new study that draws definitive links between short-term ocean effects and larger climatic patterns. Read More...  

GRANDE RONDE RESTORATION PROJECT RECEIVES AFS AWARD
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PST)
The End Creek Restoration Project in the Grande Ronde Valley that created habitat for spring chinook salmon and summer steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act was awarded the Western Division American Fisheries Society’s Riparian Challenge Award for 2007. Read More...  

FALL CHINOOK FISHING TO BEGIN; RUN PREDICTED AT 350,000 FISH
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PST)
With counts in Bonneville Dam's fish laddders slowly starting to climb, tribal fishers will next week launch their gill-net venture of the late summer-fall season, targeting upriver fall chinook and coho salmon, steelhead, walleye, carp and shad. Read More...  

CLIMATE IMPACTS GROUP EXPANDS LOOK AT CLIMATE CHANGE EFFECTS
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PST)
An assessment of the impact of climate change on the state, being launched this week by the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group for the Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, is the most comprehensive ever. Read More...  

STATE TAKING CLOSER LOOK AT TOXICS IN YAKIMA RIVER FISH, WATER
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PST)
The Washington Department of Ecology is expanding its efforts to clean up the Yakima River by taking a closer look at various toxic chemicals found in fish and waters throughout the river's corridor. Read More...  

STUDY LOOKS AT IRRIGATION’S IMPACT ON REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 (PST)
Expansion of irrigation has masked greenhouse warming in California’s Central Valley, but irrigation may not make much of a difference in the future, according to a new study in the Aug. 13 edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read More...  
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