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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 19, 2005
August 19, 2005

LEGAL BATTLES LOOM OVER LOWER SNAKE RIVER DREDGING PLAN
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 (PST)
Legal jousting has begun once again over whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be able to implement its plan this winter for maintenance dredging of the lower Snake/Clearwater river federal navigation channel and berthing areas at certain public port facilities. Read More...  

USFWS LAUNCHES REVIEW OF COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN HATCHERIES
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Pacific Region Fisheries Program has begun a three-year review of the Columbia River Basin salmon hatcheries it owns or operates with the aim of producing recommendations about how they might best be run to achieve Endangered Species Act recovery goals while providing sustainable fisheries. Read More...  

SCIENTISTS STUDY PARASITE’S IMPACT ON ESTUARY ECOSYSTEMS
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 (PST)
Scientists have identified a prolific parasite that preys on mud shrimp – a native species of West Coast estuaries – and threatens to decimate mud shrimp populations, raising concern for the fragile, complex ecosystems of these coastal inlets. Read More...  

FISH MANAGERS WAIT FOR THE RUSH OF RETURNING FALL CHINOOK
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 (PST)
With water temperatures at unusually high levels in the lower Columbia River, it appears that spawning-minded adult fall chinook salmon are biding their time in the Pacific Ocean. Read More...  

MEETINGS SET ON NEW SALMON HATCHERY AT CHIEF JOSEPH DAM
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 (PST)
A series of "scoping" meetings are planned later this month to discuss the potential hatchery project that the Bonneville Power Administration has proposed for funding on the Columbia River in central Washington. Read More...  

EPA SEEKS REGIONAL PLAN FOR FISH CONSUMPTION/TOXICITY ISSUE
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 (PST)
Promoting a regional approach that would include Washington, Idaho and Alaska, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency intends to take a lead role to help resolve a dispute between the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission and the Umatilla Tribes over water quality toxicity standards and fish consumption rates. Read More...  

 

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