2012 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species, and Miscellaneous Regulations


This report describes winter/spring and summer season fisheries in the mainstem Columbia River and includes a summary of 2011 winter/spring and summer fisheries and management guidelines and expectations for 2012 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 2012 winter/spring and summer management season is scheduled for 10 AM, Tuesday January 26, 2012 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 Northeast Airport Way, Portland, Oregon. Members of the US v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have reviewed this report.