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United States Attorneys Meet at Celilo

An historic meeting of United States Attorneys from throughout the country took place at Celilo Village on Sept. 18. The group consisted of the 2013 Attorney General’s Advisory Council Native American Issues Subcommittee. Amanda Marshall, United States Attorney for...

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Mid-Columbia Fish Consumption Advisory

On September 23, 2013, the Oregon Health Authority and Washington State Department of Health have issued two fish consumption advisories for RESIDENT FISH in the Columbia River due to high to moderate levels of mercury and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls). This...

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Record Fall Chinook Run

This year has been a record-breaking run for the fall chinook salmon. The run has broken both the single day and total run records. The first record broken was for the single day fall chinook passage at Bonneville Dam. On September 9, 63,870 chinook passed. This broke...

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Walking On

The CRITFC family lost two loved ones on July 26, 2013: Debbie Hansen and Elmer Crow. Debbie Hansen passed away at the age of 50 after a brief battle with cancer. An administrative assistant for CRITFC’s Policy Development and Legal Support Department, Debbie had been...

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Russell Spino Promoted to Sergeant

The CRITFC Enforcement has promoted Russell Spino to the rank of sergeant. Spino is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. He was first hired as a patrol officer in 2001 and served as a fisheries officer until 2004. He was then...

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2013 Willamette Falls Lamprey Harvest

Fishers from the Warm Springs and Yakama tribes at Willamette Falls collecting lamprey. The July 8 harvest coincided with the placement of flash boards that dewater the falls. This often kills lamprey by stranding them in pools at the base of the falls and is an...

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PCSRF Tribal Restoration Successes

NOAA Fisheries has awarded CRITFC $1.5 million for FY 2013 for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF), a $100,000 increase over last year. The CRITFC application was rated #2 of all of the applications submitted and #1 for all of the tribal applications....

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