Published: December 1, 2022
Commercial and recreational fisheries on the Columbia River target hatchery-origin salmon, certain healthy wild runs of salmon (both sectors) and hatchery-origin steelhead (recreational only), as well as other non-salmonid species. Mark-selective fishing, which is typically used to harvest marked hatchery-origin fish and release wild and ESA-listed stocks, is a key component of fisheries management on the Columbia River, alongside other management tools used to maximize harvest opportunities on target fish stocks for commercial and recreational fisheries while minimizing impacts to non-target stocks.
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 2022. Selective Fishing on the Columbia River. Olympia, WA: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.