Government Program Open Trade Markets, Fish Passing Through Wanapum
- The USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service has helped more than 60 U.S. Ag organizations expand commercial export markets for American products through the Market Access Program.
The program provides $171.8 million of funding to organizations to share the costs of overseas marketing and promotional activities that help build these export markets for Ag products and commodities.
FAS also provides $24.6 million in funding to trade organizations representing U.S. Ag producers through the Foreign Market Development program which focuses on trade servicing and capacity building to create, expand and maintain long-term export markets for Ag products.
- Initial results reveal that modifications to Wanapum and Rock Island dam’s fish ladders are allowing safe passage to upstream migrating adult salmon and steelhead.
Direct observation studies demonstrate salmon successfully navigating the modified ladder and passing upstream.
Most recent fish counts show 31 spring chinook and 102 steelhead successfully exiting the Wanapum Dam left bank fish ladder.