Science Panel Reviews Master Plan For Hood River Production Program, Proposes Boost In Spring Chinook Smolts

October 3rd, 2019

A Hood River Hatchery proposal to boost its production of yearling spring chinook smolts from 150,000 to 250,000 is the subject of a recent review by a panel of scientists. However, no changes were proposed to the winter steelhead program.

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States Approve Additional Tribal Gillnetting Days Amidst Worries About Steelhead Numbers, Meeting Broodstock Goals

September 13th, 2019

Oregon and Washington fisheries managers approved an additional two and a half days of tribal gillnetting in Zone 6 (Bonneville Dam pool upstream through the John Day Dam pool) as they worried about a declining steelhead run and whether upstream hatcheries could meet their escapement goals for both fall chinook and steelhead broodstock.

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Corps Releases For Comment Draft Plan For Increasing Fall Chinook Production To Mitigate John Day, Dalles Dam Impacts

September 4th, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District, is seeking public comment on the draft Integrated Limited Reevaluation Report/Environmental Assessment for The Dalles and John Day Mitigation Program, which produces and releases hatchery fall chinook as mitigation for impacts to fisheries.

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Council Recommendations For 48 Fish/Wildlife Projects, $43 Million A Year, Out For Public Review

July 18th, 2019

Some 48 fish and wildlife projects that will cost $43.5 million each year – hatchery work, data management, research -- were reviewed and approved by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council’s Fish and Wildlife Committee at its meeting this week in Butte, Montana.

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