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October 24, 2008

Ninth Circuit Hears Arguments On NOAA's Wild/ Hatchery ESA Listings Policy
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
A federal appellate judge panel spent part of Monday morning playing devil's advocate, grilling attorneys about whether hatchery salmon and steelhead and their naturally spawned kin should be judged differently, or the same, and whether federal experts should be given deference to make such decisions. Read More...  

Hatchery Production Shift Allows Higher Value Harvest Above Bonneville, Less Spill
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
To spill, or not to spill?


That's no longer a question following a "landmark" agreement now in place that involves moving part of the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery's fall chinook salmon tule production elsewhere. Reducing numbers there eliminates the need for early juvenile releases that have, year after year, prompted debates about providing spill passage at the lower Columbia River's Bonneville Dam.
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NOAA Says Nez Perce Gill-Net Fishing Must Mesh With BiOps, Harvest Agreements
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
The Nez Perce Tribe's desire to gain a fuller share of upriver salmon and steelhead harvest is being pursued for the third year in a row and, again, the lower Snake and Clearwater gill-net plan is being conducted without Endangered Species Act sanctions. Read More...  

Council Hears Views On Draft Fish/Wildlife Program At Portland Hearing
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
Utilities and power consumers and fish and wildlife managers on Tuesday gave their view of the strengths and weaknesses of Northwest Power and Conservation Council's draft amendments to its Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program. Read More...  

NOAA, Others Ask FERC To Reconsider Siting Decision For Liquid Natural Gas Terminal
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
As promised, numerous regional entities have officially requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reconsider its Sept. 18 decision to allow the siting of a liquid natural gas terminal near Astoria, Oregon, and the mouth of the Columbia River. Read More...  

Irrigators Release Documents Linking Hydro BiOp With Mainstem Harvest BiOp
Posted on Wednesday, August 05, 2009 (PST)
An association of irrigators this week released a memorandum that say Oregon's legal effort to discredit a plan for mitigating Columbia/Snake river hydrosystem effects on salmon and steelhead could also derail a mainstem harvest agreement between states, tribes and the federal government. Read More...  

Oregon To Pursue New Water Quality Standards Based On New 'Fish Consumption Rate'
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission unanimously gave the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality approval Thursday to pursue rule revisions that will set new water quality standards for toxic pollutants in Oregon. Read More...  

Eugene Utility, 16 Parties Sign Relicensing Agreement; Includes McKenzie River Fish Passage
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
The Eugene Water & Electric Board this week signed an agreement with 16 federal and state natural resource agencies, Indian tribes, environmental groups and other parties outlining the environmental, recreational and other improvements EWEB will undertake for relicensing of its Carmen-Smith Hydroelectric Project on the upper McKenzie River. Read More...  

NOAA Scientists Report Milestone Toward Finding Cure For Salmon Pathogen BKD
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
With declining salmon populations and increasing demand for the production of sustainable sources of seafood, scientists say they reached a milestone this week in making aquaculture safe. Read More...  

NOAA And NSF Commission National Study Of Ocean Acidification
Posted on Tuesday, August 04, 2009 (PST)
The first comprehensive national study of how carbon dioxide emissions absorbed into the oceans may be altering fisheries, marine mammals, coral reefs, and other natural resources has been commissioned by NOAA and the National Science Foundation. Read More...  
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