April 2, 2013
SALEM, Ore. – 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.