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A Newsletter from StreamNet
The Fish Data Delivery Project for the Pacific Northwest
Issue #3 - December 8, 2003
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Welcome to the third StreamNet News!

Table of Contents

  1. StreamNet & other Internet sites will be down for several days in December.
  2. Updated data structure
  3. The StreamNet Library


The StreamNet Internet site ( is scheduled to be down from Wednesday morning December 17 to Monday December 22 while the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) moves its offices to a new location at 205 SE Spokane St., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97202-6413. While the Internet site is scheduled to be up again on Monday December 22, the scheduled dates could vary somewhat due to unforeseen circumstances. Also, it is possible that some functions of the web site, such as the data query system, on-line mapper, e-mail, or ftp could be down longer than the main web site. If you need assistance during the move you can call us at 503-595-3100 and we will help to the extent possible. Our phone numbers will change after the move; when available, our new numbers will be posted at and We will be unavailable on Dec. 18 and 19 during the actual move. The StreamNet Library and the Library Internet site,, will be unaffected.

The down time will also affect other Internet sites hosted by PSMFC, including PSMFC (, Alaska Fisheries Information Network (, Pacific Fisheries Information Network (, Fisheries Economics Data Program (, Recreational Fisheries Information Network (, Regional Mark Information System (coded wire tag database,, PIT tag Information System (, Northern Pikeminnow Sport Reward Program (, Habitat Education Program (, Essential Fish Habitat (, California Cooperative Anadromous Fish and Habitat Data Program (CALFISH,, and the Marine Mapping User Group ( The length of down time may vary among these sites.


On October 1, 2003 the StreamNet data exchange format document was updated. This document describes the table structures and definitions for data submitted to the StreamNet database. The new document can be found at People who download the entire database will find this useful when interpreting the table structures.


Below is a brief list of some of the new materials available at the StreamNet Library. Hundreds of items are added to the collection every month. Contact the Library ( or 503-736-3581 or for availability. If you have rare items or new reports you would like to donate to the StreamNet Library, please contact us at Moving offices or retiring? Don't throw away those old books, journals, and reports! The StreamNet Library would love to mine through your collection to see what may be of value to others in the region.

  • Selected titles recently added:
  • Feinsinger, Peter. 2001. Designing field studies for biodiversity conservation.
  • Gunderson, Lance H., C.S. Holling (eds.). 2002. Panarchy: understanding transformations in human and natural systems.
  • Roberts, R.J. & C.J. Shepherd. 1997. Handbook of trout and salmon diseases, 3rd ed. (Just what you wanted for lunchtime reading)
  • Montgomery, David R., et al. 2003. Restoration of Puget Sound rivers.
  • Cowx, I.G. 2000. Management and ecology of river fisheries.
  • Lyons, John G. (ed.) 2003. GIS for water resources and watershed management.
  • Reservoir Fisheries Management: strategies for the 80's
  • Stock Assessment: quantitative methods and applications for small-scale fisheries
  • Genetics in Sustainable Fisheries Management
  • Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalism
  • Modeling in Natural Resource Management
  • Columbia Basin Irrigation Project (1920)
  • Human Factor in Ecological Research: an annotated bibliography
  • Evolutionary Genetics
  • 100+ Principles of Genetics
  • Tribal Water Management Handbook
  • Indian Water Policy in a Changing Environment
  • Salmon and Trout Farming
  • Ecology and Conservation of the Marbled Murrelet
  • Dam removal: science and decision-making.
  • Fish behavior: why fishes do what they do
  • Ecological consequences of dredging and dredge spoil disposal in Canadian waters
  • Selected coolwater fishes of North America
  • Use of individual quotas in fisheries management
  • Proceedings of the Coho Workshop (Nanaimo: 1992)
  • Assessing the sustainability and biological integrity of water resources using fish communities
  • Flowing water fish culture
  • From abundance to scarcity: history of U.S. marine fisheries policy
  • Salmonid fishes: population biology, genetics, and management
  • Fishes of Alaska
  • Innovations in fish passage technology
  • Multidimensional approaches to reservoir fisheries management
  • Population genetics: principles and applications for fisheries scientists
  • Strategies for restoring river ecosystems: sources of variability and uncertainty in natural and managed systems
  • Biological indicators of aquatic ecosystem stress
  • Sustaining North American salmon: perspectives across regions and disciplines
  • Fish hatchery management (2nd ed.)
  • Incorporating uncertainty into fishery models
  • Nutrients in salmonid ecosystems: sustaining production and biodiversity
  • Manual of fish-culture (reprint from 1897)
  • Fisheries in a changing climate
  • Infectious diseases of salmonid fish (video on CD)
  • Pesticides in stream sediment and aquatic biota
  • Rehabilitation of rivers for fish

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