Tag Archives: commercial salmon fishing

Washington and Oregon approve nine nights of Columbia River gillnetting

Washington and Oregon today adopted Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday night gill netting periods from Aug. 3 though Aug. 21. The 9-inch-mesh nets are expected to catch 2,200 chinook the first week, 6,600 in the second week and 14,400 during the third week, said Robin Ehlke, a biologist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Read more here 10:39

Seines may need sport-fishing closures in Columbia River

Commercial salmon fishing with purse seines and beach seines — for profit not just testing — is coming to the lower Columbia River in the fall of 2014. [email protected] 12:18:48

Commercial salmon fishing with purse seines and beach seines are coming to the lower Columbia River in the fall of 2014.

Washington and Oregon plan to allow a limited number of seines in 2014, 2015 and 2016, transitioning to the phase-out of gillnets from the main stem Columbia in 2017. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife started the official process leading to commercial seining last week when it convened a meeting of an Emerging Fishery Advisory Board. [email protected] 14:38

Salmon season opens in SW Alaska

With the summer peak season just around the corner, early June saw a number of initial openings for commercial salmon fishing in Southwest Alaska. While the major influx of Western Alaska’s sockeye run is still to come, fishermen on the
southside have begun to get their nets wet. [email protected]

Math teacher spends summers salmon fishing in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

The Turlock Journal

But after nine long months in the classroom trying to reach sometimes apathetic students, he is ready to go back his roots — commercial salmon fishing. “I’ve been on a boat since I was nine, every single summer; it’s kind of in my blood,” Schollenberg said. Read more here