The number of Northwest salmon and steelhead populations listed under
the federal Endangered Species Act could, potentially, double with determinations
to be announced later this month.
The decision on proposed chinook, chum and sockeye salmon and steelhead
listings will be made in news conferences to be held Seattle and probably
in Portland as well on March 16, said Brian Gorman, a spokesman for the
National Marine Fisheries Service.
NMFS proposed on Feb. 26, 1998, that 13 salmon and