Oregon, Washington Again Face Incongruent Columbia River Salmon Gillnet Management
As the fall salmon season on the Columbia River winds down, gillnet fishing policy between Oregon and Washington is once again in conflict.
Earlier this month, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind issued a statement about Washington's plans to comply with a 2022 Legislative budget proviso related to a voluntary permit buyback and impacts to Endangered Species Act-listed fish.
"In 2022, the Washington State Legislature approved a commercial license reduction program that saw the number of commercial Columbia River fishing licenses reduced from ...
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