Tag Archives: Oregon Court of Appeals

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. more@opb.org 16:32

Lower Columbia River Gillnet supporters file fresh challenge to restrictions in the Oregon Court of Appeals

An amended petition that challenges proposed changes to gillnet use on the lower Columbia River was filed Monday in the Oregon Court of Appeals. The new petition responds to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s adoption of rules June 6, which replaced similar rules adopted by the commission in December. continued@chinookobserver

PORTLAND, Ore. – Appeals court stays new gillnet fishing rules

flagandscalesResponding to a challenge from commercial fishermen, the Oregon Court of Appeals has ordered that state to hold up on enforcing new gillnet fishing rules. Read more here  KIRO 7 Eyewitness News

Commercial fishermen challenge new Ore. gillnet rules; ask Wash. to delay decision

ASTORIA, Oregon — Commercial fishermen turned to the Oregon Court of Appeals on Friday to challenge a recent change in the state’s gillnet fishing rules.

On Dec. 7, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to ban the use of gillnets to catch fish on the main stem of the Columbia River, relegating the primary commercial-fishing tool to side channels and tributaries.

Washington’s fish commission is expected to decide next week on similar rules. That could eliminate the centuries-old practice from both sides of the river. Read More