September 27th, 2016
The Columbia River Compact convened by teleconference at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 27 to review the upriver run-size and the late fall non-Indian commercial fishery. The US v. Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) met Monday, September 26, and downgraded the upriver run-size yet again. The decrease in the upriver bright (URB) run-size worked inversely to increase the impact total for the non-Indian fishery.
The recommendation from the Joint Management Staff was to rescind the previously scheduled fishery opener for the non-Indian commercial fleet for the evening of Wednesday, September 18 through Thursday, September 29.
Fall Fact Sheet No. 8 is appended in the form of a PDF file. The subsequent Compact Action Notice is postedas well.