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September 11, 2009

Record Snake River Sockeye Return; Captive Broodstock Program Releases 556 Adults For Spawning
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (PST)
A total of 556 anadromous sockeye salmon were released into central Idaho's Redfish Lake Tuesday and Wednesday with the task of rekindling a salmon population that had in the 1990s shrunk to zero naturally spawning fish. Read More...  

Fall Chinook, Steelhead Catches In August A Record High; Fall Chinook Jack Return Huge
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (PST)
The 2009 season's string of peculiar, and for the most part unexplainable, Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead return numbers has continued into the fall with steelhead counts at Bonneville Dam mounting toward a potential record and fall chinook "jack" totals already in record territory. Read More...  

'Ocean Observatories Initiative' Includes Substantial Funding, Research For Oregon, Washington
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (PST)
A new cooperative agreement between the National Science Foundation and the Consortium for Ocean Leadership to support the "Ocean Observatories Initiative" will create a global ocean observing network, part of which will operate off the Oregon and Washington coasts. Read More...  

Northwest Power And Conservation Council Urges Federal Action On Invasive Mussels
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (PST)
Federal entities need to take better notice of the risks that advancing non-native quagga mussels pose to the Columbia River basin's water-related infrastructure and aquatic species such as salmon. Read More...  

Northwest Power And Conservation Council Stresses Energy Efficiency In Draft New NW Power Plan
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council, in its draft Sixth Northwest Power Plan, says that 58 percent of the new demand for electricity over the next five years could be met with energy efficiency. Read More...  

WDFW Looks At Tagged Fish To Help Evaluate Impact Of Commercial Fishing Gear
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (PST)
Anglers who catch a salmon bearing a jaw tag or a colored "spaghetti" tag near its dorsal fin can play an important role in a new study of experimental fishing gear now under way in the lower Columbia River. Read More...  

Research: What Is The Impact Of Prolonged Fish Harvest On Fish Population Genetics?
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (PST)
What are the long-term evolutionary implications of prolonged fishing for the fish that humans and, perhaps more importantly, diverse ecosystems depend on? Read More...  

Idaho Universities Receive $500,000 To Support Climate Impact On Basin Winter Snowpack
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (PST)
Water researchers across Idaho are collaboratively embarking on a three-year hydrologic study that will contribute to a greater understanding of the altered distribution of winter snowpack, which is considered a significant climatic impact on the semi-arid mountains in the western U.S. Read More...  

PNNL Awarded $6.8 Million To Examine Marine Power, Dam Impacts On Fish, Wildlife
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (PST)
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been awarded $3.45 million over three years to examine the environmental impacts of marine and hydrokinetic power. Read More...  

Study Finds 50 Percent Of Consumed Fish From Farms; Putting Strain On Wild Fish Used For Feed
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010 (PST)
Aquaculture, once a fledgling industry, now accounts for 50 percent of the fish consumed globally, according to a new report by an international team of researchers. Read More...  
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