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Although operations at Bonneville Dam that sets a tailwater elevation designed to provide ideal spawning conditions for threatened Columbia River chum salmon downstream of the dam began Monday, few chum have yet to hear the call.
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A panel of scientists completed a review of the Upper Columbia United Tribes’ phase 1 report that describes the feasibility of reintroducing salmon and steelhead into the reaches of the Columbia River upstream of Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee dams.
The Bonneville Power Administration is proposing a “programmatic environmental review” for all Columbia River tributary fish and wildlife habitat restoration projects the agency funds through the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Program.
The addition of steelhead carcasses to tributaries of the Grande Ronde River in northeastern Oregon resulted in short-term increases in the growth rates, body condition and size of juvenile chinook salmon and steelhead, factors that may contribute to their survival, according to a recent study.
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has published preliminary harvest and value figures for the 2019 Alaska Commercial Salmon Fishery – 206.9 million fish, chinook catch low.
Scientists at the University of British Columbia are getting a rare glimpse into the underwater behavior of northern and southern resident killer whales off the B.C. coast, with the help of aerial drones.