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Lower Columbia select-area gillnetting delayed a week
Oregon and Washington fishery managers this week delayed commercial gillnet fishing in select areas by one week until more is known about the size of this year’s spring Chinook run.

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Sardine fishery nixed
Sardine fishery nixed
Estimates of sardine abundance have fallen below the level for a mandatory fishing shutdown.
Gillnetters fall short of harvest target in Tuesday fishery; heavy sea lion presence cited
Gillnetters fall short of harvest target in Tuesday fishery; heavy sea lion presence cited
Based on previous landing information, 1,000 upriver spring Chinook salmon remained in the commercial quota, but fishing fell short of the mark, with 111 boats netting just 757 adult spring Chinook salmon that averaged 12.5 pounds.
Ilwaco port watching for furry invaders
Ilwaco port watching for furry invaders
What will happen, they wonder, if the sea lions taking over docks and piling up under piers in Astoria begin to feel crowded? Will they come to Ilwaco?
WDFW approves morning razor clam digs starting April 4
Clams on four Washington ocean beaches are safe to eat.
Agencies weighing next steps in gillnet-replacement fisheries
Agencies weighing next steps in gillnet-replacement fisheries
Oregon and Washington fish managers making key decisions about 2015 commercial seasons
Pinnipeds by the score
Pinnipeds by the score
Humans, sea lions and seals alike are sharing in the bounty of the Columbia River.
Sea lions adapt to changing climate
Sea lions adapt to changing climate
Climate change and food shortages are behind an increased push of pinnipeds into the Columbia River.
Corps moves forward to cut size of cormorant colony
Corps moves forward to cut size of cormorant colony
It is a move the Corps says is necessary to protect threatened and endangered young salmon, but critics, including the Oregon State University researchers who were hired by the Corps to study the bird populations on the island, say the Corps is not using...