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Wednesday
Jan162013

Feds propose critical habitat 

Federal fisheries managers are proposing to designate critical habitat for two threatened species of fish.

NOAA Fisheries says it wants to designate about 2,288 miles of freshwater and estuarine habitat in Washington and Oregon for lower Columbia River coho salmon. The agency is also proposing about 1,880 miles of critical habitat in Puget Sound for Puget Sound steelhead.

Lower Columbia River coho was listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act in 2005, while Puget Sound steelhead was listed in 2007.

LINK (via: Oregon Live)

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Reader Comments (1)

We all no about the Washington state Salmon and trout history!!! Now we have to watch the same people that wipped out our impresive runs try to reastablish it?? Please? Thats mother natures job, Not deep pockected fly fishing groups and there friends the politition.They are trying to kill off all our hatchery stealhead to bring back the wild runs, all without pulling the indians or the comertial nets? I dont get it? All i no is the sport fisherman are takeing it in the shorts!! Mind you i am a sport fishing guid and a comerial fisherman. I want whats best for the fish and the fisherman.

January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike

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