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Latest CBB News > Archives > October 23, 2009
October 23, 2009

Pursuing Pikeminnow: Dropping Catch Rates Could Be Sign Of Program Success
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (PST)
Success in the Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Fishery Program may well be measured by anglers' declining ability to claim cash rewards for the removal of salmon-eating predators from the Columbia River. Read More...  

'Stimulus' Narrows Corps' Columbia River Funding Gap; $600,000 Added For Breaching Study Plan
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (PST)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' program for improving fish survival through the Columbia River basin's federal hydro system has a smaller fiscal year 2010 budget than expected but the gap will be narrowed with an infusion of "stimulus" funding. Read More...  

Columbia Coho Bag Limits Boosted As Total Run Expected To Exceed 700,000 Fish
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (PST)
With plenty of surplus hatchery origin coho salmon available for harvest, the states of Oregon and Washington this week approved additional commercial fisheries and liberalized daily bag limits for the Columbia River mainstem. Read More...  

Science Panel Reviews Kootenai Tribe's Efforts To Rebuild White Sturgeon, Burbot Populations
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (PST)
Some fine-tuning and a bolstering of supporting information should allow planning to move ahead on a proposed expansion of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho's white sturgeon hatchery facilities in northern Idaho, according to the Independent Scientific Review Panel's assessment completed Oct. 13. Read More...  

Bonneville Power Makes Treasury Payment Of $845 Million For Fiscal Year 2009
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration has paid $845.1 million to the U.S. Treasury for fiscal year 2009, which ended Sept. 30. Read More...  

Washington Issues New Stormwater Runoff Limits To Protect Salmon From Copper, Zinc
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (PST)
To reduce harm to salmon, the Washington Department of Ecology this week placed new limits on pollution in stormwater runoff from industrial facilities, affecting approximately 1,200 permitted facilities across the state. Read More...  

Oregon DEQ Lists Persistent Pollutants In Surface Waters Impacting Humans, Fish
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (PST)
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality announced this week an official list of persistent, surface water pollutants that pose a potential threat to the state's environment and residents. Read More...  

BPA Proposes New Transmission Line In I-5 Corridor To Meet Rising Power Demands
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (PST)
The Bonneville Power Administration is proposing construction of a new 500-kilovolt transmission line to meet increasing demands for electricity along Washington and Oregon's I-5 corridor. Read More...  

University Of British Columbia Researchers Find Key Microbial Indicator Of Ocean Health
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (PST)
A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia, along with colleagues at the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, has mapped the genome of a microbe that is silently helping to shape the ecology of oxygen-minimum areas in the ocean known as dead zones. Read More...  

Global Warming Could Lead To Growth Decline In Lower Elevation PNW Forests
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 (PST)
Global warming in the next century could cause a significant increase in the productivity of high-elevation forests of the Pacific Northwest, a new study suggests. However, forests at lower elevations -- which in recent years have accounted for more than 80 percent of the region's timber harvest -- could face a decline in growth. Read More...  
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