American Shad: Commercial Fishery Test Approved Using Experimental Gear, Purse Seines, Drift Nets

American shad heading up the Columbia River this year to spawn will be targeted by both Indian and non-Indian commercial fishers wielding “experimental” fishing gear such as purse and beach seines, drift nets and/or a fish wheel. The goal is to catch large volumes of fish to feed, primarily, a hungry Asian market.

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