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October 16, 2009

Colville Tribes, States Test 'Selective' Commercial Fishing Gear To Reduce Wild Fish Mortality
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 (PST)
The notion of harvesting fish from the Columbia River basin with "selective" commercial gear is gaining attention, with central Washington's Colville Tribes among those taking the lead. Read More...  

Angler Success Closes Hanford Reach Salmon Fishery To Protect Spawner Escapement
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 (PST)
A highly successful fishing season has raised concerns that the spawner escapement to the mid-Columbia River's Hanford Reach will be less than desired to assure maintenance of the most heralded of the basin's wild salmon populations. Read More...  

Snake River Wild Steelhead Return Breaks Record; Fall Chinook Jacks Four Times Previous Record
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 (PST)
The total 2009 steelhead count at the lower Snake River's Lower Granite Dam has broken the record, and the so-called "wild" portion of the return is also the biggest on the books. Read More...  

Fall Fish Returns Strong, Catch Rates High; Sport Coho Catch Second Highest On Record
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 (PST)
Sport, non-Indian commercial and tribal fishers this late summer and fall are sharing the wealth of strong returns of salmon and steelhead to the Columbia River basin. Read More...  

Fish Biologists Tagging Willamette Coho To Better Understand Surprisingly High Return
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 (PST)
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Grande Ronde tribal biologists are busy these days tracking the whereabouts of an upper Willamette River coho salmon stock that has persisted beyond expectations. Read More...  

Study: Fisheries Management Too Slow To Account For Climate Change, Human Behavior
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 (PST)
A new analysis of fisheries management concludes that climate change will significantly increase the variability of the size and location of many fish populations, creating uncertainty for fisheries managers -- and the need for greater flexibility. Read More...  

Council Approves ‘High-Level Indicators’ To Measure Fish And Wildlife Project Success
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 (PST)
A process of well over a year involving discussions with others in the region has resulted in the approval of three "easily understandable metrics" -- high level indicators of success of projects funded through the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Read More...  

NOAA Designates Critical Habitat For Green Sturgeon, Includes Columbia River Estuary
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 (PST)
NOAA's Fisheries Service has designated critical habitat, including the Columbia River estuary, for the southern distinct population segment of North American green sturgeon to ensure its survival and recovery. Read More...  

NOAA's 2009 Winter Outlook Has Pacific Northwest Drier Than Average Due To El Nino
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 (PST)
El Niño in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean is expected to be a dominant climate factor that will influence the December-through-February winter weather in the United States, according to the 2009 Winter Outlook released this week by NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. Read More...  

Using Life-Long Tags, Study Monitors Causes Of Death For Steller Sea Lions
Posted on Saturday, September 04, 2010 (PST)
A pioneering project that implants life-long monitors inside of Steller sea lions to learn more about why the number of these endangered marine mammals has been declining -- and remains low in Alaska -- is beginning to provide data, and the results are surprising to scientists. Read More...  
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