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ODFW Commission updated on Columbia River non tribal Harvest Reform


03/18/2016 – John Snyder – NWFN 

SALEM, Ore – The Oregon Department of Fishing and Wildlife Commission heard an update on research, evaluation, and implementation of the Columbia River non-tribal fishery reform policy. This is the third year of a four-year transition period for management of fisheries in the mainstem Columbia River.

Panelists from Salmon for All, Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association, Northwest Steelheaders, Northwest Guides and Anglers and Coastal Conservation Association then participated in a panel discussion about the transition period.

The Commission requested that agency staff try to provide additional information prior to the comprehensive evaluation of the full transition period scheduled for the end of the year.