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December 11, 2009

Harvest Managers For 2010 Predict Largest Spring Chinook Return On Record
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (PST)
Fisheries experts this week predicted, though with a few caveats, that the new year will bring the biggest return of upriver spring chinook salmon to the Columbia River basin -- 470,000 adult fish -- on a record dating back to 1938.

If such a run materializes, it would break the record of 439,885 set in 2001.
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High 2009 Fall Chinook Jack Count Indicates Greater Adult Return Likely In 2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (PST)
High jack returns to the Columbia River basin this year could portend a larger return of 3-year-old fall chinook salmon next year, according to a preliminary run-size forecast produced by Oregon and Washington department of fish and wildlife staffs. Read More...  

Clearwater Coho Project Returns Enough Adults To Produce Own Eggs For Rearing
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (PST)
Nez Perce Tribe officials on Thursday for the first time in the 15-year history of the Clearwater Coho Restoration Project delivered fertilized coho salmon eggs from Idaho back to a western Oregon hatchery that has enabled the coho program to take wing. Read More...  

2009 Fall Chinook Redd Counts In Snake River's Hells Canyon Marks Another Record
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (PST)
Idaho Power Company fishery biologist Phil Groves recalls that during his first year on the job, 1991, only 46 fall chinook salmon redds were counted in the 100-mile stretch of the Snake River from Asotin, Wash., to the base of Hells Canyon Dam. Read More...  

UW Research Program Measures Salmon Abundance, Characteristics In North Pacific 'High Seas'
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (PST)
Salmon "abundance levels now are as high as they've ever been in history" in the north Pacific due to a friendlier ocean and, in large part, growing Russian hatchery production of pinks, according to University of Washington researcher Kate Myers. Read More...  

Researchers Search For Methods To Reduce High Numbers Of 'Mini-Jacks' Produced By Hatcheries
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (PST)
Researchers continue to look for remedies for "an unforeseen byproduct" of hatchery supplementation of salmon populations -- an unnaturally high occurrence of so-called mini-jacks, male fish that have experienced a precocious maturation and urge to spawn. Read More...  

Council Briefed On Quagga-Zebra Mussel Action Plan For Western Waters; Funding Needed
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (PST)
A quagga-zebra mussel scare in late November in Idaho impressed upon officials there, and elsewhere in the Northwest, that urgency, and money, is needed to guard against the ecosystem and infrastructure havoc that can be caused by the invasive mollusks. Read More...  

EIS Released For Colville Tribes' $40 Million Hatchery Aimed At Restoring Salmon In Okanagan Basin
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (PST)
A proposal by the Colville Tribes to build a salmon hatchery near central Washington's Chief Joseph Dam appears to have cleared another procedural hurdle with the release last month of what is a mostly positive final Environmental Impact Statement. Read More...  

USFWS Proposes Reintroducing ESA-Listed Bull Trout Into Upper Clackamas River
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (PST)
As part of a broader effort to recover the threatened bull trout, the Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday proposed to reintroduce the native fish species to the upper Clackamas River in northwest Oregon. Read More...  

NOAA Releases Draft National Policy For Use Of 'Catch Shares' To End Overfishing
Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 (PST)
NOAA released this week for public comment a draft national policy encouraging the use of catch shares, a fishery management tool that aims to end overfishing and rebuild and sustain fishing jobs and fishing communities. Read More...  
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