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October 06, 2005
Contact: Cindy LeFleur (360) 906-6708

Public meeting targets Columbia River fishing issues

OLYMPIA – Columbia River fish allocations will be the focus of a public meeting Oct. 12 in Vancouver, Wash., hosted by the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife departments.

Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions will decide in December and January how to split up salmon and sturgeon between recreational and commercial interests for the next several years. Wednesday’s meeting will allow people to learn about, and comment on, the issues.

“We want to give the public a chance to be well informed and provide input before we go to the commission,” said Cindy LeFleur, Columbia River policy coordinator for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. “There are so many Columbia River issues, we wanted to wrap them all together.”

Wednesday’s public meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way.

The Washington and Oregon commissions, citizen panels that establish policy for the fish and wildlife departments, will be briefed on the topics during a joint meeting Nov. 3. No public testimony will be taken at that meeting.

In early December, each commission will decide on commercial and recreational allocations for summer chinook salmon, fall chinook salmon and sturgeon. The Washington meeting will be Dec. 2-3 in Olympia.

In January, the commissions will approve allocations for spring chinook and consider wild winter steelhead impacts in Columbia River spring chinook fisheries. There will be public comment periods during the regular commission meetings.