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November 6, 2009

Fewer California Sea Lions Below Bonneville In 2009 But Salmon Consumption A New Record
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
The goal of reducing sea lion predation on protected Columbia River basin salmon and steelhead stocks continues to be a moving target for fishery managers. Read More...  

Researchers Evaluate How Many Salmon Saved By Removing California Sea Lions
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Has the removal of 25 known fish-eating California sea lions from below the lower Columbia River's Bonneville Dam helped "save" spawning salmon and steelhead? Read More...  

Fishery Managers Say Harvest Rules Must Allow More Spring Chinook Above Bonneville Dam
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
A roomful of, mostly, anglers and sport fishing guides grumbled Thursday night at the news that lower Columbia River spring chinook fisheries will be held in check early next year to allow more fish to pass through and assure an equal share of the harvest for upriver fishers. Read More...  

New Catch Guidelines For White Sturgeon Likely To Reflect Recent Population Declines
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
The allowed catch of white sturgeon in the lower Columbia River (from Bonneville Dam down to the mouth of the river) could be reduced by as much as 35 percent from recent years' levels, Oregon and Washington department of fish and wildlife officials said during a meeting Thursday in Vancouver, Wash. Read More...  

British Columbia Signs Agreement To Protect Columbia Basin From Zebra, Quagga Mussels
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
British Columbia is joining the state governments of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission in an agreement to protect the Columbia River basin from the spread of destructive zebra and quagga mussels, Environment Minister Barry Penner said this week. Read More...  

Conservation Groups Challenge Reclamation's Eastern Washington Water Delivery Project
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Conservation groups on Thursday gave notice that they will challenge in federal court a planned central Washington irrigation expansion project they say violates the Endangered Species Act and implementing provisions of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. Read More...  

ODFW Increasing Smolt Releases At Young's Bay To Enhance Select Area Fisheries
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will add approximately 250,000 spring chinook smolts to Young's Bay near Astoria next spring in an attempt to improve survival and catch rates of salmon throughout the Columbia River and its tributaries. Read More...  

Dam Removal, 'Roughened Channel,' Allow Return Of Salmon in Upper Yakima Basin
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Salmon will be able to reach 30 miles of premier habitat in Yakima River tributaries in Kittitas County next week, when crews put the finishing touches on a Taneum Creek dam removal project. Read More...  

Space Station To Provide Coastal Imaging Of Rivers' Sediment Plumes, Plankton Growth, Algal Blooms
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
A sophisticated new imaging system developed by the Naval Research Laboratory has just been installed aboard the international space station, where it will scan coastal oceans and nearby land masses and beam the data to Earth. Read More...  

Council: Energy Efficiency In 2008 Reduced Electricity Demand Equal To 148,000 Homes
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Improved efficiency reduced demand for electricity in the Northwest in 2008 by an amount equal to the power use of about 148,000 homes, the highest annual accomplishment since recordkeeping began 30 years ago, according to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Read More...  
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