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States Set Columbia River Spring Chinook Seasons; Urged To Restrain Early-Season Fishing In Lower River So More Fish Reach Idaho

February 20th, 2020

Oregon and Washington set recreational spring chinook and winter steelhead fishing seasons in the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam that in April limits the number of days per week anglers will be allowed to fish. And, beginning March 1, angling for salmon and steelhead will not be allowed in the river from Warrior Rock at St. Helens, OR downstream to Buoy 10 to protect hatchery fish returning to Cowlitz and Lewis river hatcheries.

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States Draw Closer To Concurrence On Columbia River Fishery Reforms With Recreation/Commercial Allocations, Gillnetting Rules

February 20th, 2020

Washington and Oregon Fish and Wildlife directors are bringing the states closer to agreement on Columbia River fishery reform, including changes to mainstem commercial gillnetting and recreational/commercial allocations, at least for this year -- a goal they’ve been working towards since adopting the fishery harvest reforms in 2013.

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PGE, Warm Springs Tribe Award $4.5 Million For Deschutes River Basin Fish/Wildlife Projects

February 20th, 2020

Thirteen new Deschutes River basin habitat, water quality and fish passage projects are getting a combined $4.5 million in funding, with individual grants ranging from $51,000 for an Upper Deschutes Watershed Council fish passage project to $1.25 million for a Priday Ranch steelhead conservation project.

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