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Latest CBB News > Archives > September 23, 2005
September 23, 2005

USFWS EXPANDS CRITICAL HABITAT DESIGNATION FOR BULL TROUT
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 (PST)
Critical habitat for bull trout has been expanded across the Northwest — this time with Montana waters included — in a designation announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this morning (Sept. 23). Read More...  

BRIEFS SHOW DIFFERING VIEWS ON NEXT STEPS IN BIOP REMAND CASE
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 (PST)
Fishing and conservation groups and four treaty tribes say that they would like to see work completed within a year on what is expected to be a court-ordered remand of the federal government's Columbia/Snake river hydrosystem salmon protection plan, according to proposals filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. Read More...  

. PARTIES DEBATE NEAR-TERM RIVER OPS; SPECIAL ‘MASTER’ PROPOSED
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 (PST)
Long-running litigation has focused on assuring that federal Columbia River hydrosystem operations do not jeopardize salmon and steelhead stocks over the long haul.

But legal battles within that legal battle have erupted regarding near-term operations such as spill and flow augmentation that are intended to benefit salmon stocks that are listed under the federal Endangered Species Act and can affect other fish stocks as well.
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. GHOST NET RESEARCH LOOKS AT IMPACTS TO WHITE STURGEON
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 (PST)
White sturgeon are almost exclusively the victims of the so-called "ghost nets" that shroud the bottom of the Columbia River's Bonneville, The Dalles and John Day dam reservoirs. Read More...  

IDAHO PROFESSOR ANALYZES FISHING ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 (PST)
A University of Idaho professor and policy analyst found fault with an economic study that says restored salmon runs could net the Idaho economy $544 million per year. Read More...  

WASHINGTON SEEKING SOLUTIONS TO DEPLETING ODESSA AQUIFER
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 (PST)
Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire this week earmarked $600,000 from the state’s current capital budget to find ways to provide water to 170,000-acres of prime agricultural land in the central Columbia Basin of Eastern Washington. Read More...  

COMMERCIAL FISHING BUMPING UP AGAINST ESA-IMPACT LIMITS
Posted on Friday, September 23, 2005 (PST)
Both tribal and non-Indian commercial fishers are bumping up against their limits following outings this past week, meaning they will soon join lower Columbia River sport anglers in abstaining from further harvest of returning fall chinook salmon. Read More...  

 

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