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Latest CBB News > Archives > Nov 25, 1998
Nov 25, 1998

1. CHINOOK STRANDING STUDY REVIEWED
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Biologists will "look at flow fluctuations in the Hanford Reach
from every conceivable angle" to provide data for a decision-makers
considering options for reducing subyearling fall chinook "stranding"
mortality.

The Hanford Reach fall chinook run remains by far the region's largest
naturally spawning population above Bonneville Dam "and could be doing
better" if stranding mortality could be reduced, according to Paul
Wagner. He is leader of a ...
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2. REPORT DOCUMENTS SALMON FARMING IMPACTS
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A report in the Oct. 30, 1998, journal Science, suggests that some types
of aquaculture may be contributing to the same problems it was at one time
meant to resolve.

According to the report, fish farming of salmon and shrimp in particular
requires almost three times more fish resources than it produces and the
product generally ends up on the tables of affluent nations.

"Aquaculture is often seen as a panacea, the solution to relieve
fishing pressure on the oceans and feed ...
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3. HATCHERY REVIEW AIMS AT JANUARY WORKSHOP
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Two key documents are expected to be completed by month's end, setting
the stage for a January discussion about what directions fish production
might take in the Columbia River Basin.

"We've been, to this point, data gathering. From now on it will
be more policy oriented," John Marsh said of the ongoing Artificial
Production Review. It is expected to culminate next June with a report
to Congress, and, by December 1999, with a list of proposed actions to
improve operations ...
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4. IMPLEMENTATION TEAM STICKS WITH FLOW AUG PLAN
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The Columbia/Snake River flow augmentation regime prescribed in 1995
as part of the National Marine Fisheries Service's salmon recovery strategy
will be continued at least through next spring and summer.

That's the decision agreed to Monday by NMFS' interagency Implementation
Team (IT), though Idaho's representative went along somewhat grudgingly.

River flows have for the past several years been augmented in the spring
and summer from Snake River storage reservoirs in Idaho. The ...
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5. FOREST SERVICE MULLS ROADLESS POLICY
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A policy to suspend road construction in roadless areas in the Columbia
River Basin is still being considered by the Forest Service.

Forest Service officials say the agency has been trying to resolve some
basic questions the policy raises -- questions like, "What are roadless
areas?"

"As you get into the operational side of these administrative rules,
there are problems you begin to see," said Rhey Solomon, the Forest
Service's assistant director of ecosystem ...
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6. DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR PROJECT FUNDING
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Time is getting short for Columbia Basin fish and wildlife managers,
researchers and others planning to submit project proposals for fiscal
year 2000 funding through the Northwest Power Planning Council Fish and
Wildlife Program.

The Council and the Bonneville Power Administration in October issued
a request for proposals. The request came almost a month earlier than in
past years in an attempt to allow more time for the Columbia Basin Fish
and Wildlife Authority and the Independent ...
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8. FORUM PROPONENTS SET DEC. 15 SIGNING DATE
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Most parties are ready to climb on board while others remain wary of
efforts to formalize the Columbia River Basin Forum

State, federal and tribal authorities have been considering since late
summer a revised memorandum of agreement outlining the forum's purpose
and structure. A mid-November signing date was originally scheduled, but
the deadline was moved back as policy makers continued to consider the
document and its various legal and budgetary ramifications.

Participants in ...
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9. WASHINGTON ADOPTS LOGGING RULES FOR BULL TROUT
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
The Washington State Forest Practices Board has amended the state's
current salmonid emergency rule to increase protection for bull trout listed
under the Endangered Species Act.

The new emergency rule, effective Nov. 18, will protect Washington's
Upper Columbia steelhead, Snake River steelhead, Lower Columbia steelhead
and Columbia River bull trout, said Stephen Bernath, spokesman for the
Washington Dept. of Natural Resources.

The emergency rule will require additional ...
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10. MCNARY "GREEN POWER" PROJECT CONSIDERED
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
A hydroelectric project within McNary Dam could become the third in
the region to have its product certified as "green" power under
the newly established Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

The Northwest Power Planning Council this month directed its staff to
review an application for "low-impact hydropower" certification
for the McNary Dam Washington Shore Fishway Hydroelectric Project. The
Council staff was asked by the Bonneville Power Administration and ...
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11. JOHN DAY ANGLERS REACH STURGEON QUOTA
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 (PST)
Recreational anglers, beginning Monday, Nov. 23, must release all sturgeon
caught from Bonneville Dam upstream to McNary Dam in the Columbia River
and its tributaries, say Washington and Oregon fishery managers.

Officials estimated that the harvest guideline of 560 sturgeon from
John Day Reservoir would be caught on or before Nov. 22. Therefore, effective
Nov. 23, and for the balance of 1998, anglers may continue to fish for
sturgeon in this reservoir, but all sturgeon must be ...
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