New Regulations for Harvesting Chinook Salmon

Submitted by: Gienie Assink

A new bi-state fisheries advisory group met  in Portland this last week to develop recommendations on a catch-sharing plan for sport and commercial fisheries on the lower Columbia River.

Created by fish and wildlife commissions in Washington and Oregon, the group met Wednesday October 15, 2008 at the Oregon Institute of Technology.

The first objective was to develop and recommend a new plan for allocating harvest opportunities for spring and summer Chinook salmon between sport and commercial fisheries.

The advisory group will have recommendations ready by mid-November, before the final vote by the full commissions of both states in December.

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