Greater than average returns sets Columbia River Fall salmon seasons with good forecasts

Greater than average forecasts of fall chinook and coho salmon are opening the way for more commercial fishing in the Columbia River. In three meetings in recent weeks, the two-state Columbia River Compact set fishing periods for both treaty Indian and non-Indian commercial gillnetters, select area fisheries, research seine fisheries and recreational fisheries. The compact also set the select area gillnet fisheries (those commercial fisheries not in the main Columbia River channel) at its July 29 hearing. Read the rest here 12:16