An expiring legal arrangement guiding Columbia River Basin fish harvest
and production activities got a new lease on life this week through an
order signed in Portland by U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm F. Marsh.
The order and stipulation extends the terms of the Columbia River Fish
Management Plan — set to expire Dec. 31 — through July 31, 1999. The
stipulation was made to allow negotiations to continue on a new long-term
management plan among the Lower Columbia River treaty …