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Latest CBB News > Archives > September 19, 2008
September 19, 2008

BPA Expects To Increase Fish And Wildlife Spending By 55 Percent FY2009-2011
Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration expects to increase its "integrated" Columbia River basin fish and wildlife program spending by 55 percent during the fiscal years 2009-2011 period, agency officials told the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Wednesday. Read More...  

ISAB Report: Until More Data In, Keep 'Spreading The Risk' For Juvenile Fish Migrations
Posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 (PST)
The time is not yet ripe to choose a spill-smolt transportation regime for Columbia and Snake river hydro projects that best promotes life cycle survival of salmon, steelhead and lamprey, according to a new report by the Independent Scientific Advisory Board. Read More...  

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Intend To Join Columbia Basin Fish Accords; $61 Million Over 10 Years
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes announced today that they intend to join four Columbia River tribes, two states and three federal agencies in signing an unprecedented agreement designed to improve habitat and strengthen fish stocks in the Columbia River Basin over the next 10 years. Read More...  

FERC Approves Natural Gas Terminal/Pipeline In Columbia Estuary; Oregon Seeks Rehearing
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved a controversial proposal to build and operate a liquefied natural gas import terminal and related pipeline near the mouth of the Columbia. Read More...  

NOAA's Fisheries Releases Disaster Aid To West Coast Salmon Fishing Industry
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
NOAA's Fisheries Service announced this week that it is making $100 million of disaster-relief aid available to West Coast salmon fishermen. Read More...  

New Study Says 'Catch-Shares' Strategy Can Rescue Failing Fisheries
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
A study published in the September 19 issue of Science shows that an innovative yet contentious fisheries management strategy called "catch shares" can reverse fisheries collapse. Read More...  

Redden Approves Adding Clean Water Act Issues To Columbia/Snake BiOp Lawsuit
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
Clean Water Act arguments have been added to the slate as attorneys this autumn debate whether a newly devised strategy adequately protects salmon and steelhead that migrate up and down the federal Columbia/Snake river hydro system. Read More...  

Sockeye Return To Idaho's Stanley Basin Hits 636, Far Above Previous Record
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
The number of endangered sockeye salmon returning to central Idaho's Stanley Basin to spawn has risen to 636, nearly 2 ½ times the previous record return to the Snake River Sockeye Salmon Captive Broodstock Program. Read More...  

Idaho Gets $15 Million NSF Grant To Study Climate Change Impact On Snake, Salmon Watersheds
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
The National Science Foundation has award Idaho a five-year, $15 million award that will support new faculty and facilities at the University of Idaho, Boise State University and Idaho State University in an effort to understand the current and future impact of climate change on the Snake and Salmon River watersheds. Read More...  

Upgrade Of Columbia Fall Chinook Return Estimate Leads To More Fishing Days
Posted on Sunday, March 29, 2009 (PST)
A lower Columbia River mainstem prohibition on chinook salmon retention didn't last long enough for anglers to get their gear stowed away for the winter. Read More...  
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