INTRODUCTION: This report describes winter/spring and summer season fisheries in the mainstem Columbia River and includes a summary of 2009 winter/spring and summer fisheries and management guidelines and expectations for 2010 salmon and summer steelhead returns and fisheries. This is the second report of an annual series produced by the Joint Columbia River Management Staff of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) prior to each major Columbia River Compact/Joint State hearing. A Compact hearing for the 2010 management season is scheduled for 10 AM, Thursday February 18, 2010 at the Museum of the Oregon Territory, 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City, Oregon. Members of the US v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have reviewed this report.
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