Calculating Impacts from Washington’s 2022 Columbia River Commercial Gillnet License Buyback


Published: January 4, 2024

Pages: 7


Proviso language ESSB 5693 Sec. 308 Sub. 65(b)
“For all licenses purchased, the department shall calculate the reduced impacts to wild and endangered stocks based on the most recent five-year average of harvest and reserve those impacts for conservation through increased wild salmonid escapement or mark selective fisheries capable of harvesting surplus hatchery-reared salmon where needed to meet federal genetic protection requirements for wild salmon populations in a manner consistent with state-tribal fishery management agreements.”