Legislatures Consider Bills To Further Restrict Gillnetters From Lower Columbia River Mainstem; Off-Channel Spring Chinook Fishing Days Approved

Oregon and Washington legislatures are considering bills that would move more commercial gillnetters off the mainstem Columbia River. Washington lawmakers have introduced a bill that would prohibit gillnetting in the mainstem as of January 2025 and it would renew a gillnet license buyback program it began last year that cost about $14 million.

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