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Latest CBB News > Archives > August 3, 2007
August 3, 2007

HEARING EXPLORES PROPOSED BILL TO EXPEDITE SEA LION REMOVAL
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 (PST)
A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee on Thursday heard testimony pro and con regarding proposed legislation to expedite the process for gaining permission to lethally remove sea lions preying on federally protected salmon in the Columbia River. Read More...  

NOAA SELECTS TASK FORCE TO REVIEW REQUEST TO KILL SEA LIONS
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 (PST)
An 18-person panel of experts has been appointed to review a request for permission to lethally remove California sea lions believed to be having a "significant negative impact" on Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead stocks listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

APPEAL TAKES HATCHERY/WILD LISTING DEBATE TO NINTH CIRCUIT
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 (PST)
Attorneys for farm, builder and water user groups on Thursday appealed a court decision that declared the federal government's Endangered Species Act listing of Upper Columbia River steelhead, and its policy for determining hatchery stocks' status in listing decisions, illegal. Read More...  

STAKEHOLDER AGREEMENT SETS MILESTONES FOR CUTTHROAT TROUT
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 (PST)
Westslope cutthroat trout and Yellowstone cutthroat trout received a conservation boost recently that officials say will benefit Montana’s state-fish for years to come. Read More...  

USFWS RELEASES REPORT ON CHANGES FOR EAGLE CREEK HATCHERY
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 (PST)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Hatchery Review Team has released a final report for the Eagle Creek National Fish Hatchery that includes recommendations aimed at reducing risks to salmon and steelhead listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

STATES, BPA, COUNCIL, B.C. FUND REGIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE STUDY
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 (PST)
The Washington Department of Ecology has contracted with the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group (CIG) to project how climate change will affect stream flows throughout the Columbia River Basin. Read More...  

LOWER COLUMBIA HARVEST REGS STRESS PROTECTING WILD CHINOOK
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 (PST)
With Lower Columbia chinook and coho climbing to the top of the fish protection list, Washington and Oregon fishery managers have to limit both recreational and commercial late summer/fall harvests that take in, for the most part, upriver fall chinook salmon. Read More...  

FIRST SOCKEYE OF THE YEAR ARRIVE IN IDAHO’S SAWTOOTH VALLEY
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 (PST)
The first three Redfish Lake sockeye salmon in what is expected to be, relatively, a bumper crop have completed their 900-mile trek up the Columbia, Snake and Salmon rivers to their origins in Idaho's Sawtooth Valley. Read More...  

WASHINGTON STEELHEAD PLAN COULD MEAN FISHING RESTRICTIONS
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 (PST)
A draft environmental impact statement released for public comment this week moves forward Washington's policy decision to increase emphasis on restoring "wild" steelhead stocks throughout the state. Read More...  

FEDS WON'T JOIN IDAHO ON BIOP CASE REHEARING REQUEST
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2007 (PST)
The federal government has opted against joining the state of Idaho in asking reconsideration of an April 9 appellate court opinion that affirmed the illegality of NOAA Fisheries Service's 2004 biological opinion on the Columbia/Snake hydro system. Read More...  
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