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November 21, 2008

NOAA Pesticides BiOp Says Three Chemicals Endanger Salmon; Calls For Buffer Zones
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
NOAA Fisheries Service on Tuesday issued a biological opinion that concludes three chemicals used in pesticides -- diazonin, malathion, and chlorpyrifos -- are likely to jeopardize 27 West Coast salmon and steelhead populations that are listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

Commercial Fishermen Not Happy With Proposed Upriver Chinook Harvest Allocation
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
Commercial fishermen left a Vancouver, Wash., meeting room Monday embittered about their prospects for harvesting upriver Columbia/Snake spring chinook salmon next year. Read More...  

BiOp Challengers File Brief Detailing Alleged Deficiencies; Feds To Respond Dec. 12
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
A new federal salmon plan that agencies say will boost beleaguered wild populations instead "seeks to shrink the magnitude of the problem salmon face" and continues a "pattern of matching an analysis to an outcome, rather than allowing the analysis to inform the outcome…," according to a legal brief filed Tuesday by Earthjustice. Read More...  

11 Columbia Basin Fish Accords Projects Head For Independent Scientific Review
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
Eleven projects outlined in new "Columbia Basin Fish Accords" have been forwarded to the Independent Scientific Review Panel for evaluation. Read More...  

Council Approves Funding To Complete Yakima Tributary Passage Project
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
Help for Oregon fish screening work remains in limbo, but the Northwest Power and Conservation Council did act Wednesday to move forward more than $1.2 million in within-year funding requests for eight other fish and wildlife projects. Read More...  

Montana Completes Flathead Basin Bull Trout Spawning Survey
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
An annual survey of Northwest Montana bull trout spawning activity has found higher redd counts in the North Fork Flathead basin, and counts below average in the South Fork Flathead and Swan River drainages. Read More...  

Alaska 2008 Commercial Salmon Harvest: 146 Million Fish, $409 million In Value
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game's preliminary estimates for the 2008 commercial salmon harvest show the 16th largest harvest since Alaska became a state 49 years ago. Read More...  

Endangered Snail Found In Snake River Below Minidoka Dam
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
A species of mollusk has been confirmed to exist in the upper Snake River below Minidoka Dam, federal officials announced today (Nov. 21). Read More...  

CBB Shorts:
Posted on Thursday, August 06, 2009 (PST)
CBB Shorts: Indicators Measuring Council Program Success; California Native Fish Crisis; Electric Car Impacts On NW Power System; Puget Sound Sockeye Fishery Disaster Funds; Boise River Steelhead; Nominations Sought For Columbia Fishery Committees; New WDOE Director For Central Wash.; WDFW Sport Salmon Season Workshop

--- Council Moves Forward On 'Indicators' Measuring Salmon Recovery Progress
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