Washington Adopts Columbia River Fishing Reforms; Oregon Will Discuss Friday
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The News-Review] by Al Thomas - January 16, 2017
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission agreed Saturday to implement in 2017 the most sweeping lower Columbia River salmon fishing reforms in decades, including the elimination of gillnets in the main stem of the river during spring and summer.
By a 7-2 vote, the commission decided to go ahead with implementation this year of reforms first adopted in early 2013 and phased in during a four-year transition period.
Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will address the issue Friday, and there are indications it might not agree with Washington’s position.
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