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Coho Meeting

Posted on 29th October 2013 at 15:25

Fishery managers from Washington and Oregon are gathering today in Cathlamet, meeting with recreational and commercial fishing advisory groups to go over the results of a new scientific assessment of harvest options for lower Columbia River coho salmon. Today’s meeting runs from 3 to 5 pm today in the Cathlamet Fire Hall. This new assessment looks at the risks that are posed by various rates of fishing on coho populations in the lower Columbia. The Washington and Oregon Fish and Wildlife Departments are preparing a new recommendation to Federal fishery managers, working on a new harvest framework that’s designed to protect wild coho, while expanding opportunities to fish for hatchery coho. Wild Columbia River coho are listed as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. Today’s meeting is open to the public.