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September 12, 2008

This Year's Colder Ocean Conditions Off NW Coast Good News For Salmon Growth
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
The physical and biological ocean conditions that greeted young salmon flooding from the Columbia River this past spring have never been better, at least since monitoring began in 1996. Read More...  

Preparing For Dam Removal: Salmon Transported Above White Salmon's Condit Dam
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
Reaches of southwest Washington's White Salmon River devoid of salmon for 90 years should again be teeming with spawners this autumn. Read More...  

PFMC Hears Progress Report On Analysis Of West Coast Salmon Stock Decline
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
An analysis of potential causes of an unprecedented collapse of salmon stocks returning to the Sacramento River and elsewhere remains a work in progress though some suspected causes have been eliminated. Read More...  

Feds Oppose Attempt To Add Clean Water Act Issues To Salmon BiOp Lawsuit
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
An attempt to inject Clean Water Act claims into the long-running Columbia River basin salmon protection lawsuit should be rejected, according to a brief filed by federal attorneys Wednesday in Portland's U.S. District Court. Read More...  

New Washington-Oregon Panel Aims To Recommend Commercial-Sport Harvest Allocations
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
A new bi-state advisory group created by fish and wildlife commissions in Washington and Oregon will attempt to settle early the often contentious apportioning of lower Columbia spring and summer chinook salmon harvests between sport and commercial interests. Read More...  

NOAA Proposes Green Sturgeon Critical Habitat, Includes Columbia River Estuary
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
NOAA's Fisheries Service announced Tuesday it is seeking public comment on a proposal that identifies critical habitat for a distinct group of North American green sturgeon that spawn in California's Sacramento River but migrate along the west coast of Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Read More...  

Increased Fall Chinook Forecast Allows Continued Lower River Fishing
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
A strong and steady stream of fish over the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam has prompted fishery officials to boost their forecast for 2008's fall chinook salmon return. Read More...  

Aquatic Monitoring Partnership Stresses Early Detection Of Invasive Species
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
"Every introduced species brings with it the potential to eat or out-compete native species, reduce water quality, and undo progress in watershed restoration made over the last few decades," Paul Heimowitz writes in a new newsletter aimed at increasing vigilance about invasive aquatic plant and animal species in the Pacific Northwest. Read More...  

American Fisheries Society Says Number Of Imperiled Freshwater Fishes Grows Dramatically
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
Nearly 40 percent of North American freshwater fish species are imperiled, according to a new status report from the American Fisheries Society. Read More...  

Ice Core Studies Confirm Accuracy Of Climate Change Computer Models
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
An analysis of the global carbon cycle and climate for a 70,000-year period in the most recent Ice Age shows a remarkable correlation between carbon dioxide levels and surprisingly abrupt changes in climate. Read More...  
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