Oregon Court of Appeals: Recently adopted rules that would phase out gillnet use on the lower Columbia River will now go into effect.

The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that they would not impose a stay on enforcement of the rules while they review a lawsuit against the policy changes. Steve Fick and Jim Wells filed a petition with the court in July after the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the rules in June. The appellate court found that petitioners did not show commercial interests would be harmed during the judicial review. [email protected] 16:32

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