Guidelines

Contact Columbia River Commercial Fishing Advisory Group

Ryan Lothrop
Columbia River Fishery Manager
360-906-6737
ryan.lothrop@dfw.wa.gov
Tim Sippel
Columbia River Fishery Mangement Biologist
360-906-6752
Timothy.Sippel@dfw.wa.gov

Columbia River Commercial Fishing Advisory Group

The purpose of the Advisory Group is to advise the Washington and Oregon Departments of Fish and Wildlife on issues affecting commercial fisheries in the Columbia River.  These issues include optimizing fisheries within Endangered Species Act (ESA) constraints, aid in designing fishery regulations, and refinement of fishing gears and techniques.

  1. Advisors will be selected to represent commercial fishing interests throughout the lower Columbia and Select Areas in both states, and to reflect participation in all segments of the Columbia River commercial fishing sector. 
  2. It is anticipated that the advisors will meet as a group 2-4 times per year, including public meetings held as part of the North of Falcon season planning process.  The Advisory Group will also be expected to provide guidance to the Columbia River Compact through attendance and testimony.

Meeting Calendar and Agendas

Latest meetings
Date Location Meeting Materials
July 31, 2018 Ridgefield, WDFW Agenda
May 15, 2018 Ridgefield, WDFW Agenda | Meeting Handouts | Minutes
April 6, 2018 - April 11, 2018 PFMC - Portland, OR Sheraton Airport Hotel Meeting Handouts
April 2, 2018 Ridgefield, WDFW Meeting Handouts
March 19, 2018 Ridgefield, WDFW Agenda | Meeting Handouts
March 14, 2018 Ridgefield, WDFW Meeting Handouts
February 27, 2018 Lacey, Lacey Community Center Meeting Handouts
February 14, 2018
January 10, 2018 Rainier, OR City Hall Meeting Handouts