Fall Chinook Return Upgraded; States Approve Four Non-Treaty Gillnetting Periods, But Rescind After High Catch During First Period

October 10th, 2019

Oregon and Washington on Monday approved two lower Columbia River fisheries. One was for four periods (48 hours total) of commercial non-treaty gillnetting and the other for a one-day recreational white sturgeon fishery on Saturday, Oct. 12. But at a Thursday meeting three gillnetting periods were rescinded by the states due to an unexpected high catch rate during the first period.

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