The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife  
ignore
 » ODFW Home    » ODFW News Releases
ignore
ignore
ignore
About Us Fishing Hunting Viewing License/Regs Conservation Living With Wildlife Education
ignore
ignore
Elk ODFW RESOURCES
News Releases
ignore

Sturgeon meeting scheduled for next week

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The Oregon and Washington Departments of Fish and Wildlife will host an informational meeting open to the public on May 30 to solicit input on potential 2017 recreational sturgeon fisheries in the lower Columbia River. The meeting will be held at the Heathman Lodge (7801 NE Greenwood Drive Vancouver, Washington) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The lower Columbia River has been closed to sturgeon retention since 2014 due to concerns about population status. A joint state hearing originally scheduled for today to consider the sturgeon fishery has been postponed to allow additional notification time for members of the public who may want to participate.  Joint state staff want to ensure the general angling public has had an opportunity to review the proposal and provide input on the potential fishery, so both states decided to postpone the originally scheduled meeting.

A draft of the proposed fishery structure will be posted for public review on Friday, May 26 at this website: www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/OSCRP/CRM/FS/17/17_05_31sf1.pdf.

Following the May 30 public meeting, the Departments will host a publically open Joint State Hearing on May 31 to discuss potential adoption of fishery.

People who cannot attend the hearing can send comments by email to John North (john.a.north@state.or.us) or Tucker Jones (tucker.a.jones@state.or.us).

###

Contact:

John North, (971) 673-6029
Rick Swart, (971) 673-6038

 
facebook twitter youtube rss feed
ignore
ignore  
 


About Us | Fishing | Hunting | Wildlife Viewing | License / Regs | Conservation | Living with Wildlife | ODFW Outdoors

ODFW Home | Driving Directions | Employee Directory | Social Media | Oregon.gov | File Formats | Employee Webmail

4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE   ::   Salem, OR 97302   ::    Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

Do you have a question or comment for ODFW? Contact ODFW's Public Service Representative at: odfw.info@state.or.us
Share your opinion or comments on a Fish and Wildlife Commission issue at
: odfw.commission@state.or.us





   © ODFW. All rights reserved. This page was last updated: 05/30/2017 9:11 AM