2016 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, including a review of 2015 winter/spring and summer fisheries, plus management guidelines and expectations for 2016 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 2016 winter/spring and summer management season is scheduled for 10 AM, Wednesday January 27, 2016 at the Washington State School for the Blind 2214 East 13th Street, Vancouver, Washington. Members of the US v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have reviewed this report.

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