NOAA Proposing To Approve Rebuilding Plans For Overfished Klamath/Sacramento Rivers Fall Chinook, Emphasis On Harvest Rates

February 13th, 2020

NOAA Fisheries is proposing to approve and implement fishery management plans for two overfished stocks of chinook salmon – Klamath River fall-run chinook and Sacramento fall-run chinook. The stocks are large contributors to ocean salmon fisheries off the California and Oregon coasts.

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ODFW Stock Assessment Shows Juvenile Abundance For White Sturgeon In Lower Columbia Lagging

February 6th, 2020

Abundance of sub-adult and adult white sturgeon in the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam took a jump this year, but abundance of juvenile sized and one-year-old or younger white sturgeon is lagging, which is indicative of an extended period of low productivity, according to a report by biologists that will be given at the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting Feb. 7.

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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 But at a Thursday meeting three gillnetting periods were rescinded by the states due to an unexpected high catch rate during the first period.

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