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Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission OKs Columbia River management changes

The state Fish and Wildlife Commission earlier today unanimously adopted a policy that establishes a new management framework for salmon fisheries on the lower Columbia River.

The commission, the nine-member citizen panel that sets policy for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, took action after completing a series of public meetings that began in October. In all, the commission received about 1,000 public comments on the proposal.

Here is the rest of the news release:

Key provisions of the new policy will allocate more of the catch to sport fisheries, gradually shift non-tribal commercial gillnets to off-channel areas stocked

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WDFW plants bigger trout for Saturday’s popular lowland lake opener, 300,000 anglers expected

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife promises Saturday’s lowland lakes season opener will be big in more ways than one.

As usual they’re expecting it to lure more anglers (300,000 or more) to the waters than any other opening day. Also, according to a statement released earlier this month, the trout will be “two to three inches longer than last year.”

The WDFW released 3 million hatchery-reared trout averaging 11-13 inches. WDFW director Phil Anderson said earlier this month that the department is responding to “anglers who really enjoy catching larger fish.”

Mineral Lake and Offut Lake resorts are

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