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Redfish sockeye salmon recovery could provide model for preventing other extinctions

The recovery of Redfish Lake sockeye salmon from the brink of extinction could become a model to prevent other extinctions, the AP reports; two fisheries biologists have a report in the journal Fisheries laying out how. A key strategy has been maintaining genetic diversity that has resulted in a greater number of sockeye with better survival skills, resulting in more fish returning to Redfish Lake, the scientists found. Click below for a full report from AP reporter Keith Ridler.

Latest federal plan for Columbia salmon challenged

Conservation groups and salmon advocates have challenged the Obama administration's latest plan for making Columbia Basin dams safe for salmon, the AP reports. The challenge was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Portland against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service, which oversees salmon protection, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which operate the dams. It was the seventh challenge since the lawsuit was originally filed in 2001; click below for a full report from AP reporter Jeff Barnard in Portland.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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