SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet on Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 at 10 a.m. to discuss the allocation of Columbia River spring chinook salmon.
The commission will meet via conference call and there will be six public listening sites throughout the state for people interested in following the commission’s deliberations. There will be no public comment. The agenda for this special meeting can be found at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/09/01_jan/Agenda_OFWC_January_23_2009.pdf
The locations of the listening sites will be:
Salem, ODFW Headquarters Commission Room, 3406 Cherry Ave. NE
Clackamas, ODFW NW Region Office, Building 16 Conference Room, 17330 SE Evelyn St.
Corvallis, ODFW South Willamette Watershed District Office, Conference Room, 7118 NE Vandenburg Ave.
Astoria, Port of Astoria Conference Room, 422 Gateway.
The Dalles, ODFW Screen Shop, 3561 Klindt Dr.
La Grande, ODFW NE Region Office, 107 20th St.
The commission will consider a catch-sharing plan that the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted last Friday.
The two states share management of the Columbia River fisheries and will need to agree on an allocation formula before the 2009 spring chinook season can be set.