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September 5, 2008

Judge's 'Tentative Thoughts' Lean Toward Approving Lethal Removal Of Sea Lions
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
After three hours of legal debate, U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman said Wednesday that his "tentative thoughts now" were that NOAA's Fisheries Service had complied with federal law in granting authority for the lethal removal of California sea lions from below the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

More Fish, More Sea Lions Lead To Record Sea Lion 'Catch' In 2008
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
A stronger spring chinook salmon run and the larger contingent of predatory sea lions below the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam added up this spring to a jump in overall fish consumption over last year, according to a 2008 field report released this week by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read More...  

Lake Roosevelt Storage Project To Release More Water For Salmon, Other Uses
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
If higher summertime flows are indeed a benefit for salmon, upper and mid-Columbia fish could well be the first to benefit from a plan to release more water from behind Grand Coulee Dam for a variety of uses. Read More...  

Settlement Reached On Plan To Recover Kootenai River White Sturgeon
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
A settlement has been reached in long-running litigation over the best way to recover the Kootenai River white sturgeon. Read More...  

Snake River Sockeye Program Puts 'Some Red Back Into Redfish Lake'
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
The flow of endangered sockeye salmon into central Idaho's Stanley basin has slowed, but the last few stragglers serve to pad a record return to the hatchery program that is keeping the species alive. Read More...  

Groups Want To Expand BiOp Lawsuit To Include Clean Water Act Issues
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
A coalition of fishing and conservation groups is seeking to expand litigation that challenges the federal government's salmon protection plan with charges that the Columbia/Snake river hydro system is being operated in violation of the Clean Water Act. Read More...  

Scientists Test "Artificial Upwelling" to Learn More About Ocean Ecosystem Behavior
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
A team of scientists is studying the complex ocean upwelling process by mimicking nature -- pumping cold, nutrient-rich water from deep within the Pacific Ocean and releasing it into surface waters near Hawaii that lack the nitrogen and phosphorous necessary to support high biological production. Read More...  

Fall Chinook Return: Either An Early Run Or More Fish Than Forecasted
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
Fishery officials aren't quite ready to jack up their estimates of the size of this year's fall chinook salmon run to the Columbia River basin. Read More...  

Research Shows At Times Wolves Prefer Salmon Fishing Over Deer Hunting
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
Although most people imagine wolves chasing deer and other hoofed animals, new research suggests that, when they can, wolves actually prefer fishing to hunting. Read More...  

Council Sets 11 Public Hearings On Draft Columbia Basin Fish And Wildlife Program
Posted on Thursday, March 26, 2009 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council Thursday has issued its draft 2008 Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program for public review and comment through Oct. 30. Read More...  
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