Commercial salmon fishermen in the Columbia River estuary want to experiment
with fishing techniques used by fishermen in the past to find ways to be
more selective in the types of fish they take from their nets.
If the experiment works, fishermen hope it will help avoid shortened
or closed commercial fishing seasons in the future.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, along with gillnet fishermen
in the Astoria area, plan this year an experiment that uses beach …