Joint Staff report on Columbia river salmon and steelhead fisheries hearing.
The joint staff hearing for Oregon and Washington salmon and steelhead hearing took place today at 1:00 pm. The joint staff committee at this time decided not to lift the recent restrictions on sockeye and summer run steelhead fisheries but agreed that they should open. Current recomendations are as follows.
Effective Saturday July 4 through Wednesday July 8, retention of hatchery steelhead and hatchery Chinook (adults and jacks) is allowed in the mainstem Columbia River from the Tongue Point-Rocky Point line upstream to the Highway 395 at Pasco, WA. The daily bag limit includes two adult hatchery salmonids (Chinook and steelhead only) of which only one may be a steelhead. All sockeye must be released. All other permanent regulations, including bag limits for jack Chinook, apply.
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