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Amidst Bad Steelhead Returns, Hot River, Harvest Managers Approve Fall Columbia River Fishing Seasons; Recreational Aug.1, Gillnet Days

July 29th, 2021

As the Columbia River at Bonneville Dam warms to over 71 degrees Fahrenheit and with expectations of the second lowest steelhead run since Bonneville Dam was built, recreational angling for fall chinook, the largest remaining run of chinook salmon on the Columbia River, begins August 1.

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Deschutes River Fisheries Workshop Shows The Details, Difficulties, Needed Flexibility Of Long-Term Salmon/Steelhead Reintroduction

July 29th, 2021

Portland General Electric and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs, co-owners of the Pelton-Round Butte Complex of dams on central Oregon’s Deschutes River, have worked as partners to reintroduce salmon and steelhead upstream of their dams since 2011, with varying degrees of success.

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During High Heat Columbia Gorge National Fish Hatchery Managers, Tribes Transfer, Release Juvenile Salmon; Warming Climate Presents Ongoing Challenge

July 29th, 2021

Mike Clark and a team of fisheries professionals watched the weather forecast for late June and knew it meant serious problems for the more than 7 million salmon being reared in the Columbia River Gorge National Fish Hatcheries. Each day the weather forecast for the Pacific Northwest brought increasingly dire predictions. What started as 104 degrees soon became a forecast of 108 degrees.

Group Seeks ESA Consultations Over Expansion Of Large Ship Traffic In Columbia/Snake Rivers; Says Wake Stranding Harms Listed Fish

July 29th, 2021

The Center for Biological Diversity is calling on the Biden Administration to engage in Endangered Species Act consultations on the impacts of the America’s Marine Highway Program on protected species, including salmon and steelhead in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

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