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2009 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

Category: Fish/Shellfish Research and Management - Management and Conservation

Date Published: December 09, 2008

Number of Pages: 45

INTRODUCTION:

This report describes strugeon and smelt fisheries int he mainstem Columbia River and includes summaries of stock status, current management plans and guidleines, and past mananagement actions and stategies.Additionally, this report contains information concerning smelt abundance and fisheries in the Columbia River tributaries.

This report is an annual series produced by the Joint Columbia River Management Staff of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) and Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) prior to each major Columbia River Compact/Joint State hearing. The hearing for the 2009 sturgeon and smelt management will begin at 10 AM, Thursday December 18, 2008 at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum, 405 Allen Street, Kelso, Washington. Members of the US v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have reviewed this report