2012 Joint Staff Report: 2012 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead and White Sturgeon

Category: Management and Conservation

Published: July 12, 2012

Pages: 64

Author(s): Joint Columbia River Management Staff

Introduction

This report describes fall fisheries in the mainstem Columbia River and includes a summary of 2011 management guidelines and fisheries, and expectations for 2012 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 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) prior to each major Columbia River Compact hearing. The first Columbia River Compact hearing of the 2012 fall management period will begin at 10 AM on Thursday July 26 at the River Street Room (25 River Street) in Cathlamet, Washington. Members of the U.S. v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have reviewed this report.