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Barry Thom, regional administrator for NOAA Fisheries' West Coast Region, will leave the agency to become executive director of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission on March 12. NW Fishletter interviewed Thom prior to his departure to get his perspective on some key issues in the C… Read more

Anglers in Idaho's Snake River basin are catching significantly higher percentages of hatchery steelhead compared to the wild steelhead, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Idaho, Idaho Department of Fish and Game, and U.S. Geological Survey. Read more

The Northwest's long dry spell from early January through late February came with two bits of good news for the region's water supply: February's cold weather helped preserve the snowpack, and a late season storm broke the spell to bring more snow to the mountains and help refill some of the… Read more

Two central British Columbia First Nations groups, the Saik'uz and the Stellat'en, have announced they will appeal a Jan. 7 ruling by the B.C. Supreme Court that rejected their bid for an injunction that would have restored the Nechako River to its natural flow levels. Read more

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission told Idaho Power on Feb. 23 that it will prepare an environmental assessment of the utility's plan to rebuild the Oxbow Fish Hatchery and add it as a project feature in its Hells Canyon Hydroelectric Project license. Read more

Pat Oshie, chair of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council's Power Committee, plans to step down from the Council, where he has represented Washington since Gov. Jay Inslee appointed him in 2019. He announced his resignation at the Council's Feb. 16 meeting. Oshie served on the Washing… Read more