Petition To Oregon Appeals Court Says Lower Columbia Gill-Net Ban Violates ‘Food Fish’ Policy

Attorneys representing commercial fishing interests on Jan. 4 filed a “petition for judicial review” asking the Oregon Court of Appeals to rule as invalid a “radical reallocation plan” adopted Dec. 7 by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission that would boost anglers’ share of the salmon harvest in the lower Columbia River and ban commercial gill-net use.

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