Columbia River License Reduction

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is initiating several projects focused on planning for a more consistent and economically viable commercial fishery in the lower Columbia River. One of these projects is the development of a fleet reduction program that will better align the size of the fleet with the available harvest.

WDFW is working with members of the Columbia River, Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor gill net fleet as well as seafood dealers and processors in the area to get feedback in the early design phase of the project.The agency solicited input from license holders at a virtual town hall on April 16th and will be continuing to gather feedback throughout the spring and summer via email, survey and at additional town hall meetings.

For more information about this project please contact Bill Tweit at or Raquel Crosier at

Meeting calendar

April 16, 2020 

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Zoom Meeting: 
Call in numbers: 669-900-9128  or 346-248-7799 or 301-715-8592 or toll free at 888-788-0099 
Meeting ID: 860 283 731

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