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Court Ruling Keeps Oregon Fish Center Afloat

January 26, 2007

The Fish Passage Center that keeps track of the numbers of endangered salmon passing through the dams and recommends water flow levels, remains afloat today thanks to a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Comments from Liz Hamilton with the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association.

One fish, two fish ... the Fish Passage Center can keep on counting endangered salmon thanks to a federal appeals court ruling. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Bonneville Power Administration must continue funding the Center, which monitors fish populations in the Columbia River Basin and recommends flow and spill levels to improve the survival of endangered fish. Liz Hamilton with the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association says they're thrilled with the decision, but sad it's taken court action to get there.

"I long for the day where we're working on progress rather than fighting this hard just to keep what we have for fish."

The BPA says the spill called for by the Center to protect fish costs too much in lost hydroelectric production. There is still a chance BPA may appeal the decision.

Liz Hamilton with the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association says that's good news for salmon and the communities that rely on them.

"Because we're going to be able to have access to unbiased and coordinated science for the fishery managers."

One fish, two fish ... the Fish Passage Center can keep on counting endangered salmon thanks to a federal appeals court ruling. Dondrea Warner reports.



Hamilton and the Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association are at 503-631-8859.

Dondrea Warner/Craig Eicher, Public News Service - OR