Tag Archives: Columbia River

Roundtable in Ilwaco fishes for salmon solutions

Fishermen, scientists, researchers convene to address reeling coastal communities. Commercial fishing fleets, once known for abundant natural resources and food production, are suffering from increased poverty and food insecurity. In response, about 50 state and local officials, scientists, researchers, business owners and fishermen convened Friday for a “Fisheries Roundtable” discussion at the Columbia Pacific Heritage […]
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Much Of Columbia River Closed To Salmon Fishing

The rare closure of most of the Columbia River to salmon fishing is largely the result of bad weather and bad ocean conditions in 2015. Source: Much Of Columbia River Closed To Salmon Fishing

Guest column: Steelhead in crisis, time for a management change?

Last year was one of the poorest on record for steelhead in the Deschutes. After some initial optimism for a modest rebound, the forecast for returns this season has been lowered to be even worse. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has now closed the entire Columbia River and lower John Day River to […]
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Columbia River closes to all salmon fishing, sport and commercial

Citing low salmon and steelhead counts at Bonneville Dam, Oregon and Washington fish managers ordered a close to all recreational and non-tribal commercial fishing in the Columbia River after Wednesday. Source: Columbia River closes to all salmon fishing, sport and commercial | OregonLive.com

Columbia River closes all salmon fishing after Wednesday

Low returns of salmon on the Columbia River prompted fishery managers to end salmon fishing after Wednesday. With fall Chinook salmon returns to the Columbia River tracking well below preseason predictions, fishery managers announced Tuesday the Columbia River from the mouth at Buoy 10 to the Hwy 395 Bridge near Pasco, Washington will close for […]
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Columbia River Shipping Channel requires a lot of upkeep, while dredged material gains value

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers removes enough sand from shipping channel annually to fill Seattle Seahawks’ CenturyLink Field twice. Even for its impressive size, Rice Island barely stands out on a mid-August morning. Approaching the island from upstream, clouds dulled the sun, muting the Columbia River and flattening the landscape’s already monochromatic gray. Source: Columbia […]
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Land Use Conflict Hangs Over Plan For Renewable Fuels Refinery On Columbia River

A proposal for a $1.1 billion renewable fuels refinery on the Columbia River could be held up by a dispute over land use zoning. Texas-based Waterside Energy has proposed a facility at Port Westward in Clatskanie, Oregon, that would make renewable diesel for West Coast buyers. Renewable diesel is a replacement for traditional diesel fuel […]
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Summer steelhead angling closes on the Columbia River

Steelhead retention on all of the Columbia River bordering Oregon and Washington will close Sunday evening because of poor numbers at Bonneville Dam. Oregon and Washington announced the closure Friday after downgrading the summer steelhead run forecast from 182,000 to 110,000. Source: Summer steelhead angling closes on the Columbia River | OregonLive.com

A Dispute Is Brewing Over Mercury Air Pollution Along The Columbia River

Two hazardous waste companies operating along the Columbia River are arguing over mercury pollution getting into the air. One company, TD*X, is accusing the other, Chemical Waste Management, of releasing mercury into the air. The report goes on to say regulators aren’t requiring strong pollution controls. Source: A Dispute Is Brewing Over Mercury Air Pollution Along […]
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Washington Board Upholds Water Quality Permit Denial For Longview Coal Terminal

A state board upheld the denial of a key water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project — a proposed $680 million coal shipping facility in Longview, Washington. A state board upheld the denial of a key water quality permit for the Millennium Bulk Terminals project — a proposed $680 million facility in Longview, […]
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