Columbia River Workgroup Discusses ‘Transition Period’ If Gillnetters Removed From Mainstem

The Washington/Oregon Columbia River Fishery Management Workgroup, created upon direction from Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, met Oct. 18 to discuss rulemaking options to reform commercial and sport fisheries on the lower Columbia River (the area downstream of Bonneville Dam) — a process that could include the eventual removal of commercial gill nets from the mainstem.

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