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January 15, 2013

Feds want more habitat for NW fish

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal fisheries managers are proposing to designate critical habitat for two threatened species of fish.

NOAA Fisheries said Monday it wants to designate about 2,288 miles of freshwater and estuarine habitat in Washington and Oregon for lower Columbia River coho salmon. The agency is also proposing about 1,880 miles of critical habitat in Puget Sound for Puget Sound steelhead.

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