2017 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 2016 management guidelines and fisheries, and expectations for 2017 fall fish runs and fisheries.  This report is part of an annual series 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 2017 fall management period occurred on Thursday July 27, 2017 at the WDFW Region 5 office (5525 S. 11th St., Ridgefield, Washington).  A second hearing occurred Wednesday August 16, 2017 at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum, 405 Allen St., Kelso, Washington.  Members of the U.S. v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have reviewed this report.

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