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October 2, 2009

2009 Steelhead Survival Rates Lower Granite-To- Below Bonneville 'Significantly Higher'
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
River conditions were, for the most part, "normal," this year; as were reach-by-reach survival rates for yearling chinook salmon during their migration down the lower Snake/Columbia River federal hydro system, according to preliminary data discussed in a Sept. 14 memo from NOAA's Northwest Fishery Science Center. Read More...  

Bumper Return Of Hatchery Steelhead To Snake River Basin Offers Generous Bag Limit
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
A 2009 Snake River summer steelhead run that could well break the existing record has allowed the Idaho Fish and Game Commission to expand harvest opportunities in the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers by nearly doubling bag limits on a portion of the big trout returning from the ocean. Read More...  

Sockeye Salmon Spawning In Upper Cle Elum River Basin First Time In 100 Years
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
After an absence of 100 years, sockeye salmon are again spawning high up in central Washington's Cle Elum River basin. Read More...  

Hatchery Steelhead Fisheries Opens On Upper Columbia Rivers; No Catch And Release Allowed
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
Starting Tuesday, hatchery steelhead fisheries will open on the upper Columbia, Wenatchee, Icicle, Entiat, Methow and Okanogan rivers with a new inflated bag limit, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read More...  

NOAA Issues Mid-Columbia Steelhead Recovery Plan; $996 Million For All Planned Actions
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
NOAA's Fisheries Service this week released its recovery plan for Middle Columbia River steelhead, a fish that was first given protection under the Endangered Species Act in 1999. Read More...  

Improving Lake Pend Oreille Kokanee Status Aids Listed Bull Trout; Lake Trout On The Way Out
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
Spawning space for kokanee will be kept at a minimum this fall in northern Idaho's Lake Pend Oreille because little space is needed; only 40,000 mature females are expected to deposit eggs in the lake bottom gravels this year. Read More...  

ODFW Radio-Tagging Willamette Coho To Better Understand Success Of Natural Spawners
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be placing radio tags in coho salmon bound for the upper Willamette River and its tributaries over the next three weeks in an attempt to better understand the movements of fish returning to the basin. Read More...  

Parties Release Draft Agreement Setting Process To Remove Klamath Dams In 2020
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
PacificCorp, along with local, state, tribal and federal governments, this week released a draft agreement on a proposal to remove four dams on the Klamath River in Oregon and California. Read More...  

Oregon Purchases 2,400 Acres For New John Day River Park Protecting Salmon, Steelhead
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announced this week the initial purchase of over 2,400 acres along the lower John Day River from the Western Rivers Conservancy that will eventually become a new state park. Read More...  

Study: Loss Of Top Predators Causes Major Ecosystem, Economic Disruptions
Posted on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (PST)
The catastrophic decline around the world of "apex" predators such as wolves, cougars, lions or sharks has led to a huge increase in smaller "mesopredators" that are causing major economic and ecological disruptions, a new study concludes. Read More...  
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