Category: Management and Conservation
Published: November 9, 2017
This report describes winter, spring, and summer season fisheries in the mainstem Columbia River, including a review of 2016 winter/spring and summer 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. Members of the US v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have reviewed this report.
Publication of this report was significantly delayed this year due to lack of staffing resources and other workload issues. Normally this report would also include management guidelines and expectations for 2017 fisheries; however, given the delay in finalizing this year's report, these subjects are no longer relevant for this report. The 2018 version of this Joint Staff Report will cover 2017 fisheries in detail.