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August 28, 2009

Invasive American Shad Numbers Sharply Down In Columbia; Ocean Conditions Or Parasite?
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
The number of invasive American shad counted passing over Bonneville Dam's fish ladders this year is the lowest since 2000 and continues a downward trend that started following 2004's record count of nearly 5.4 million fish. Read More...  

Steelhead Return Numbers Stay High; Tracking Reasons Challenges Researchers
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
The preseason forecast envisioned that 278,900 "Group A" summer steelhead would cross the lower Columbia's Bonneville Dam this year, but a series of high daily counts at the dam convinced the Technical Advisory Team last Friday (Aug. 21) to boost that estimate to 425,000.

But the forecast is likely to rise again.
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The Birds: ESA-Listed Brown Pelicans Join Terns, Cormorants On Estuary's East Sand Island
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
The good bird news this year is that a strategy to draw Caspian terns to newly created habitat outside of the Columbia River estuary appears to be working.

The bad news is that avian predators, particular in the estuary, are behaving in strange ways that pose new riddles for scientists to solve.
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The Birds: Unique Floating Island Constructed For Caspian Tern Nesting At Summer Lake Wildlife Refug
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
Would Caspian terns and other colonial waterbirds be attracted to nest on a floating island built to serve as nesting habitat in an area where no natural islands exist? Read More...  

Gillnetters' Early Success Restricts Commercial Fishery To Avoid Impacts On ESA Salmon
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
The early catch success of the non-tribal gill-net fleet in early-fall outings on the lower Columbia River mainstem resulted in the boats being docked to prevent additional "impacts" in the near term on Endangered Species Act-listed salmon. Read More...  

Inter-Tribal Company Would Operate $4.2 Million Fish Processing Facility At White Salmon
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
Two years after appointing two people to serve as advisers for a new inter-tribal corporation, the Umatilla Tribes are still hoping three other Columbia River treaty fishing tribes will get on board. Read More...  

BPA Informs Council On Fish, Wildlife Project Spending For Fiscal Year 2010
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration this week unveiled a fiscal year 2010 "start of year" fish and wildlife budget that reflects increased spending called for in the federal government's Columbia River basin salmon protection plan and in so-called "Columbia River Fish Accords" signed with states and tribes. Read More...  

Fishing For Snake River Fall Chinook Starts Tuesday; Biggest Return In Four Decades
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
The fall chinook salmon harvest season on the Snake River between Lewiston and Hells Canyon Dam opens Tuesday, Sept. 1, the same day Snake River steelhead harvest season opens. Read More...  

Columbia River Ocean Area Sport Fishing Closed; Upstream Buoy 10 Fishing Goes On With Huge Coho Run
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
Sport fishing for salmon in the ocean between Leadbetter Point, Wash., and Cape Falcon, Ore., will close Monday, Aug. 31, at 11:59 p.m.

But fishing opportunity remains at the mouth of the Columbia River at Buoy 10 where the coho bag limit was increased this week.
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Northwest Utility, Energy, Research Team Bids On $178 Million Regional Smart Grid Project
Posted on Thursday, August 05, 2010 (PST)
A team of Northwest energy providers, utilities, vendors and research organizations has submitted a proposal to conduct a regional smart grid demonstration project. Read More...  
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