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December 12, 2008

Preseason 2009 Forecasts Show Big Returns For Upriver Spring Chinook, Fall Chinook
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (PST)
The Columbia/Snake river basin's waterways should be brimming with fish next year if preseason forecasts of salmon returns come true. Read More...  

NOAA To Launch ESA Review Of 100 Federally Funded Basin Hatchery Programs
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (PST)
The NOAA Fisheries Service next month will launch a review of some 100 federally funded salmon and steelhead hatchery programs in the Columbia River basin to assure they don't hinder efforts to recover protected species. Read More...  

Research Shows Areas Of Increased Avian Predation On Salmonids In Mid-Columbia
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (PST)
Avian predation has made the Mid-Columbia River a bit of a murderers' row for migrating juvenile salmon and steelhead, though the toll upriver still pales in comparison to fish consumption by Caspian terns and double-crested cormorants in the estuary, according to ongoing research. Read More...  

The Birds: Columbia Estuary Tern Colony Grows; Cormorants Drop Significantly
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (PST)
Preliminary analysis of 2008 data shows that the world's largest colony of nesting Caspian terns grew ever so slightly from last year while the world's largest colony of double-crested cormorants shrunk dramatically, by 20 percent, from one year to the next. Read More...  

University Of Idaho Research Looks At Adult "Fallback" Between Barged, In-River Fish
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (PST)
Juvenile salmon transported downstream on barges can lose the ability to migrate back to their breeding grounds, reducing their survivorship and altering adaptations in the wild, according to a study by University of Idaho researchers that appeared in the November issue of Ecological Applications. Read More...  

Humane Society Files Notice To Appeal To Ninth Circuit On Sea Lion Removal
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (PST)
The Humane Society of the United States on Dec. 5 filed notice that they will appeal a Nov. 26 district court judgment that gave the green light for the removal of California sea lions that prey on salmon below the Columbia River's Bonneville Dam. Read More...  

Washington Broadens Process To Find Ways To Boost Yakima Basin Water Supply
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (PST)
In response to comments from local irrigators and the Yakama Nation, the state of Washington has broadened its process for identifying means to boost water supplies in the Yakima River Basin. Read More...  

Interior Publishes Changes To ESA Consultations, Earthjustice To Challenge In Court
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (PST)
The Department of the Interior and the Department of Commerce Thursday sent joint final regulations to the Federal Register to clarify the consultation process under the Endangered Species Act. Read More...  

CBB Shorts:
Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2009 (PST)
CBB Shorts: OSU Oceanographer Leads Ocean Observing Program; USFWS Science Leadership Award; Fish Captive Breeding Research; Birth Control Pills And Rainbow Trout; Sea Temps And Climate Change; Ocean Chemistry And Climate Change Read More...  


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