The Columbia River Fiscal Impact Advisory Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 3 at ODFW Headquarters Building.

The advisory group will review the recently updated fiscal impact statement for the new management framework for non-tribal Lower Columbia River fisheries approved by  the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission in December 2012.  The group will make a recommendation to the Commission on whether the revised fiscal impact statement adequately assesses the fiscal impact of the new rules.

The framework include a higher priority for the sport fishery in the Columbia River mainstem, a gradual shift of non-tribal commercial gillnets to enhanced off-channel areas and development of new commercial selective gears for the mainstem. Implementation of these new rules is currently stayed by the Oregon Court of Appeals.

image courtesy Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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