The Columbia River treaty tribes’ 1998 commercial fishery is expected
to end at 6 p.m. today as the combined impact of Indian and non-Indian
sport and commercial fisheries on the threatened Snake River fall chinook
stock approaches its upper limit.
The tribes volunteered Tuesday to shut down the five-day fishing period
one day earlier than originally planned because updated run-size and catch
data "indicated that the Snake River (chinook) impacts would be right
on" the …