Lawsuit Says Lower Columbia River Hatcheries Violating ESA By Releasing Too Many Fish, Threatening Listed Wild Salmon, Steelhead

May 3rd, 2024

Two conservation groups followed up on their threat to sue in federal court against federal, state and local governments, saying that lower Columbia River hatcheries downstream of Bonneville Dam are a threat to wild salmon and steelhead listed under the federal Endangered Species Act.

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As Part Of Commitment To Columbia Basin Salmon Recovery, Administration Allocates $60 Million To Address Climate Change, Hatchery Repairs

April 5th, 2024

The Department of Commerce and NOAA have announced plans to allocate $60 million in funding to advance tribal priorities and address the impacts of climate change on Pacific salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River. These funds from the Infrastructure Law will also address deferred maintenance and repairs at Mitchell Act-funded hatchery facilities across the Columbia River Basin.

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Hatcheries: Groups To Sue Over Lower Columbia Hatcheries’ Impacts On Wild Salmon; NOAA Seeks Comments On Expanding Hatcheries To Help Orcas

February 2nd, 2024

Two Northwest conservation groups have alleged that lower Columbia River hatcheries harm wild salmon and steelhead, sending a 60-day notice of intent to sue federal, state and county agencies that oversee and operate Mitchell Act and SAFE hatcheries.

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Biden Administration, Two States, Treaty Tribes Reach MOU On Columbia River Basin Salmon Recovery, Litigation Paused For At Least Five Years

December 15th, 2023

The Biden Administration, Columbia River treaty tribes and the states of Oregon and Washington agreed Thursday to work to restore wild salmon populations in the Columbia and Snake river basins and to delay ongoing litigation for five years, with an option for the delay to go as long as 10 years.

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