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Latest CBB News > Archives > Dec. 7, 2007
Dec. 7, 2007

ANADROMOUS FISH RESEARCHERS STUDY THE MANY ANGLES OF BARGED VS. IN-RIVER
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 (PST)
The much debated strategy of transporting migrating fish downstream through the Columbia/Snake river federal dams continues to be studied from numerous angles via the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program. Read More...  

RESEARCH FOCUSES ON SNAKE RIVER FALL CHINOOK'S DUAL LIFE HISTORY
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 (PST)
The Snake River fall chinook salmon's dual life history remains a mystery, but research is ongoing that could produce some clarity.

Updates on two such studies were heard Wednesday during the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Anadromous Fish Evaluation Program annual research review.
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BIOP COMMENTS: OREGON, PLAINTIFFS, TRIBES EXPRESS CONCERNS TO REDDEN
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 (PST)
There will be much to talk about in court next week, and much to fix before a draft NOAA Fisheries' biological opinion on the federal Columbia/Snake hydro system goes final, according to comments filed in U.S. District Court Friday (Nov. 30) by the state of Oregon, Columbia Basin tribes and the plaintiffs in the long-running lawsuit. Read More...  

SEA LION HAZING BEGINS EARLY TO REDUCE IMPACTS ON WHITE STURGEON
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 (PST)
Sea lions are showing up earlier and earlier each year at the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam for their annual feast of salmon and sturgeon. Read More...  

RESEARCH ANALYZES WHICH SALMON STOCKS HIT HARDEST BY PINNIPEDS
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 (PST)
Does sea lion predation in the Columbia River have a greater impact on some stocks, including protected species, than others?

Yes, and it's all in the timing, according research undertaken this year by the University of Idaho in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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RETHINKING THE BEST WAY TO REDUCE OVERFISHING, MAXIMIZE PROFITS
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 (PST)
Managing fisheries to maximize profits got a bad name in the 1970s after an economist concluded that overexploitation, even to the point of causing a stock to go extinct, is a definite possibility when fishers are pitted against each other and are attempting to maximize profits. Read More...  

EIS: ADVERSE IMPACTS UNLIKELY IN WASHINGTON STEELHEAD PLAN
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 (PST)
A new management plan designed to rebuild the state's wild steelhead populations is unlikely to have an adverse environmental impacts, according to a preliminary environmental impact statement released this week by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read More...  

WASHINGTON DOE, ALCOA AGREE ON COLUMBIA RIVER PCB CLEANUP
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 (PST)
The Washington Department of Ecology Thursday announced a preliminary agreement with Alcoa over cleanup goals that the company will achieve when removing polluted sediments from the Columbia River next fall. Read More...  

29 'I-84' BIGHORN SHEEP RELOCATED TO SPUR RECOVERY ELSEWHERE
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 (PST)
Wildlife biologists and veterinarians from ODFW successfully captured 29 bighorn sheep from an area near Rufus yesterday and relocated the animals to Baker and Malheur counties. Read More...  

 

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