Oregon Considers Not Implementing Full Planned Columbia Fall Salmon Reallocation In 2017, Sport fishermen unhappy.

Oregon Fish and Wildlife CommissionPlanned Lower Columbia fall Chinook allocation reformations next year could be put on hold and that’s raising alarm bells in the sportfishing community. Oregon fish managers are proposing not moving to an 80:20 recreational: commercial split in 2017, as WDFW and ODFW had agreed to several years ago, and instead want to continue with recent years’ split as well as continue gillnetting in fall above the Lewis River. They’ll pitch the state next Wednesday, Nov. 9, on why, as well as update  them on research into alternative commercial gear the past few years, but in the meanwhile have posted a host of documents explaining their thinking in minute detail. Read the rest here 10:17

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