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News about energy and natural resources in the Pacific Northwest

Ocean Conditions are Challenging Salmon, Emphasizing Need for Management Actions

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Despite good ocean conditions in the recent years, the trend for the future is not encouraging, according to NOAA Supervisory Research Fish Biologist Brian Burke. Read more.

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Ensuring Funding for the Long-term Maintenance of Fish Hatcheries, Fish Screens, and Lands

The Council was briefed on the continued support for addressing non-recurring maintenance needs for past fish and wildlife investments in hatcheries, fish screens, and mitigation lands.. Read more.


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Columbia River Basin Fish Returns and Forecast for 2023

WDFW & IDFG gave an overview of the 2022 adult Chinook, coho, sockeye, and chum salmon and steelhead runs for the Columbia River and expectations for the 2023 fisheries, including information on the Snake River Basin salmon and steelhead returns and the forecast returns for 2023. Read more.


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Council Comments on Bonneville’s Draft 2022-2027 Energy Efficiency Action Plan