Accompanying this letter, the Association of NW Steelheaders presents a petition signed by 5,891 citizens requesting you to: (1) Direct the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to commit to full implementation of the Columbia River salmon fisheries reform plan and to enact regulations consistent with the policies recently adopted by the state of Washington; and
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PORTLAND, Ore. February 9, 2017 —Governor Kate Brown called the January 20 Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision abandoning the Columbia River Fisheries Reform Plan “confusing”, “untenable”, and not “acceptable.” Governor Brown gave the commission until April 3 to change its decision and to “honor the commitments” made in the Reform Plan.
BETRAYED! We as sport anglers are shocked and outraged at the decision last evening by the ODFW Commission. Led by Governor Brown’s appointments, the Commission voted 4-3 to abandon the bi-State Columbia River salmon fishing reform plan and put the interests of a few hundred part-time gillnet operators above over 400,000 of sport anglers. The