Columbia River fish run totals are being monitored closely as tribal
and sport fishers each try to catch their fair share of salmon and steelhead
while staying within federally-prescribed limits on allowable impacts to
species listed under the Endangered Species Act.
Last week the Columbia River Compact endorsed a tribal commercial fishery
from Sept. 15-19 above Bonneville Dam. A six-mile-long sanctuary is in
place on the Washington side of the river to protect spawning …