Next Steps For Columbia Basin Collaborative To Focus On Refining Process, Participation, Funding

April 9th, 2021

What are the next steps for the proposed regional forum, the Columbia Basin Collaborative, which held an organizational workshop in February? Organizers of this new collaborative effort aimed at recovering salmonid species in the Columbia River Basin this week issued a summary of the workshop results and what might come next.

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Fish Returns

Good Spring Chinook Fishing In Lower Columbia Has Anglers Reaching Quota: No More LR Recreational Salmon Fishing Until May Run-Size Update

April 9th, 2021

Passage of spring chinook at Bonneville Dam is less than 40 percent of the10-year average, yet anglers in the river downstream of the dam had already harvested about 90 percent of their allowed catch of the upriver run of the fish by the end of the early spring fishing period.

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Alternatives Developed For Salmon Fisheries Off Northwest Coast; Protects Low Abundance Wild Coastal Coho While Allowing Access To Big Columbia River Coho Run

March 18th, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted three alternatives for 2021 ocean salmon fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California for public review. Options for Washington's ocean salmon fisheries reflect the need to minimize impacts to low forecasted abundances of coastal coho stocks while providing opportunities to access the large forecast for Columbia River coho.

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Here Come The Columbia River Fish: With Forecasts In Hand, Managers Prepare To Set Offshore Harvest Rules; 1.6 Million Coho, 580,800 Fall Chinook

March 5th, 2021

Washington state is beginning a process with a series of public meetings that will determine by May the allowed harvest of a limited number of fall chinook, coho, chum and pink salmon in offshore areas north of Cape Falcon in Oregon, up the state’s coastline and in Puget Sound.

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Parties Discuss Next Steps For Columbia Basin Collaborative; Workshop Participants Stress Urgency, Simpson Plan

February 26th, 2021

In its first public workshop the Columbia Basin Collaborative this week outlined how the new group would be organized and how it would bring parties together to rebuild the region’s threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead stocks and advance the goals of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force.

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States Approve Early Start To Spring Chinook Fishing; Tribes, Idaho Concerned About Impacts On Upriver Catch, Broodstock Goals

February 26th, 2021

Oregon and Washington this week opened spring chinook salmon angling from Buoy 10 to the Oregon/Washington border in March. The opening in the lower river is the first time since 2018 that anglers will be allowed to pursue the prized fish early in the season from Buoy 10 to the Lewis River in Washington.

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