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November 13, 2009

Ninth Circuit Panel Hears Oral Arguments On Lethal Removal Of California Sea Lions
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
An appellate panel on Nov. 6 focused almost exclusively on the contention that the federal government illegally scapegoated salmon-eating California sea lions by allowing their lethal removal from the Columbia River even while endorsing activities that cause greater fish mortality. Read More...  

Nez Perce Commercial Fishing In Snake River Basin Sees Incremental Increases
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Both effort and knowledge have increased since early 2007 when the Nez Perce Tribe first authorized the use of gill-nets fall-winter commercial fishing in the lower Snake River basin. Read More...  

Washington Adopts Hatchery, Harvest Reforms; Focus On 'Abundant' Hatchery Stocks
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission on Nov. 6 voted to adopt a new state hatchery and fishery reform policy designed to accelerate recovery of wild salmon and steelhead while also supporting sustainable fisheries. Read More...  

Brown Pelican Delisted; Columbia Estuary Hosts Largest Nighttime Roost On Pacific Coast
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Federal officials announced Wednesday that the brown pelican, a species once decimated by the pesticide DDT, has recovered and is being removed from the list of threatened and endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

Funding Moves Forward To Restore Fish Habitat In Idaho's Lemhi River Basin
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
The Northwest Power and Conservation Council on Thursday recommended funding three "within-year" fish and wildlife project budget requests, including $243,059 to build on restored momentum for habitat restoration work in Idaho's Lemhi River subbasin. Read More...  

Study: Farmers' Fields With Seasonal Floodwaters Help Native Fish Species
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
A newly published study by researchers at Oregon State University has found that farmers' fields that are seasonally inundated with floodwaters play a role not only in creating a sanctuary for fish during high-velocity water, but in providing access to high-energy foods and even places for breeding. Read More...  

Marine Reserves Effective Tool For Managing Fisheries, Protecting Marine Habitat
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Studies conducted in California and elsewhere provide support for the use of marine reserves as a tool for managing fisheries and protecting marine habitats, according to biologists at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Read More...  

EPA Study Show Widespread Contamination of Fish in U.S. Lakes and Reservoirs
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
A new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study shows concentrations of toxic chemicals in fish tissue from lakes and reservoirs in nearly all 50 states. Read More...  

Bull Trout Survey In Flathead Basin Has Redd Counts Down From Last Year
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has finished its annual survey of bull trout reproduction in the Flathead basin, with results below last year's in all three major drainages. Read More...  

Climate Change: U.S. Record High Temperatures Outpace Record Lows, Particularly In West
Posted on Saturday, September 25, 2010 (PST)
Daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows over past decade Spurred by a warming climate, daily record high temperatures occurred twice as often as record lows over the last decade across the continental United States, new research shows. Read More...  
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