2008 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon


This report describes fall fisheries in the mainstem Columbia River and includes a summary of 2007 fall fisheries, 2008 management guidelines, and expectations for 2008 fall fish runs and fisheries. This report is part of an annual series of reports produced by the Joint Columbia River Management Staff of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) prior to each major Columbia River Compact hearing. The first Columbia River Compact hearing of the 2008 fall management period will begin at 10 AM, Tuesday July 22 via teleconference. Members of the U.S. v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have reviewed this report.