The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has extended the public comment period on updated draft management plans that will be used by the agency to operate several hatchery programs in the lower Columbia River.

Under the new timeline, WDFW will accept public comments on the draft plans through Oct. 15.

Heather Bartlett, hatchery division manager for WDFW, said the comment period was extended for an additional 10 days because technical difficulties prevented the department from receiving some email in early to mid-September.

“We’re asking anyone who received a message informing them that their email did not go through to re-submit their comments,” Bartlett said. “We apologize for the inconvenience.”

Image courtesy Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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