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Latest CBB News > Archives > Dec. 9, 2005
Dec. 9, 2005

COUNCIL ECONOMIC ADVISORS COMPLETE FISHING IMPACT REPORT
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005 (PST)
Revived salmon and steelhead runs have the potential to provide a economic boost for Northwest communities, but a $544 million annual estimate proclaimed early this year overstates that potential, according to a newly completed report from the Independent Economic Advisory Board. Read More...  

COUNCIL HEARS VIEWS ON SHAPING NEW FISH PASSAGE DATA EFFORT
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005 (PST)
Fish Passage Center supporters and detractors marched to the microphone Wednesday, providing emotional testimony about the technical entity's past and offering views about how the future should look without it. Read More...  

EARLY FISH FORECASTS PREDICT DROP IN FALL CHINOOK RETURNS
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005 (PST)
The fall chinook salmon return to the mouth of the Columbia River next year is expected to dip below 500,000 for the first time since 2000, according to a preliminary forecast issued this week by the Oregon and Washington departments of fish and wildlife. Read More...  

BIOP PLAINTIFFS DEFEND SPILL PLAN; FEDS SEEK HEARING DELAY
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005 (PST)
Attorneys for fishing and conservation groups argued this week that their plan for boosting Columbia River hydrosystem spill and flow regimes next year has a sounder biological base than a federal strategy they predict would further harm salmon and steelhead now listed under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

COMPANY PLANS ‘MAJOR MINE’ IN TRANSBOUNDARY FLATHEAD BASIN
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005 (PST)
A Canadian mining firm has changed course and announced plans to pursue a “major” mine review rather than a “fast-track” project through the British Columbia provincial government, the Flathead Basin Commission learned Wednesday. Read More...  

COMMENTS ON SMOLT STUDY QUESTION TRANSPORTED FISH NUMBERS
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005 (PST)
Comments received from NOAA Fisheries and the Bonneville Power Administration faults the 2005 draft version of the Fish Passage Center's smolt survival study as incomplete in its analysis. Read More...  

JUDGE DENIES DISMISSAL OF HATCHERY FISH ESA-LISTING CASE
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005 (PST)
A Seattle-based federal judge last week denied a request from federal attorneys to dismiss a lawsuit that takes to task NOAA Fisheries newly devised strategy for determining the significance of hatchery salmon and steelhead in making Endangered Species Act listing determinations. Read More...  

RESEARCH STUDIES MERCURY IN FISH IN NON-INDUSTRIAL AREAS
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2005 (PST)
Scientists for years have been at a loss to explain unexpectedly high levels of mercury in fish swimming the rivers and streams of areas like eastern Oregon, far away from industrial sources of mercury pollution such as coal-fired power plants. Read More...  

 

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