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2011 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

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

Date Published: January 11, 2011

Number of Pages: 51

INTRODUCTION:

This report describes sturgeon and smelt fisheries in the mainstem Columbia River and includes summaries of stock status, current management plans and guidelines, and past management actions and strategies. Additionally, this report contains information concerning smelt abundance and fisheries in Columbia River tributaries.

This report is part of 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). Members of the US v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) have reviewed this report.