Review determines protections remain in place for Snake River salmon, steelhead
October 19, 2022
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A five-year review by U.S. officials has determined that Endangered Species Act protections for oceangoing salmon and steelhead that reproduce in the Snake River and its Idaho tributaries must stay in effect.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fisheries division review found that steelhead, spring and summer chinook, sockeye and fall chinook that return to Idaho in rivers from the Pacific Ocean still need their federal protections.
The protections include limits on fishing, restrictions on how much water can be used for irrigation, pollution controls...
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