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WDFW Discussion/vote
« on: May 18, 2022, 09:00:20 AM »
Just found out that WDFW is having a vote on Main Columbia River. Having the commercial gillnetters back on the water. CCA has a document that I donít know how to post to prohibit Of course they are

WDFW is set to undermine gillnet reforms and the legislatively approved $14.4M buyback, by approving the first spring Chinook gillnet fishery since 2016.

At 2PM tomorrow (Wednesday, May 18), the Columbia River Compact will meet to discuss the possibility of approving a small mesh gillnet fishery for spring Chinook Ė the first since 2016.

Please take just a moment to send a pre-drafted email to WDFW Director Kelly Susewind letting him know you oppose this irresponsible decision. Then forward this email to all your friends and ask them to take action as well
« Last Edit: May 18, 2022, 09:47:57 AM by Blacklab »
Hey! I'm not a complete idiot I have parts missing. Though sometimes I wonder.

If you want to make God laugh tell him your plans.

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2022, 09:31:51 AM »
It's posted over on Ifish. I already replied!

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2022, 09:47:34 AM »
Outstanding thank you for the update
Hey! I'm not a complete idiot I have parts missing. Though sometimes I wonder.

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2022, 02:27:17 PM »
Great news thanks for the update.

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2022, 06:14:14 PM »
Why should we oppose this? What are the arguments for and against?

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2022, 08:07:16 PM »
All gill nets should be out of our rivers. I wish they would just outlaw them, their are a lot of ways to harvest fish and reduce bycatch.
People get offended at nothing at all. So, speak your mind and be unapologetic.

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2022, 08:26:50 PM »
Is this a recreational or commercial gill net fishery?

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2022, 10:49:54 PM »
Is this a recreational or commercial gill net fishery?

Commercial
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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2022, 11:55:41 PM »
Why should we oppose this? What are the arguments for and against?

why would you want it? the days of netting anything need to end! complete BS! you want seafood and fish go catch it

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2022, 05:30:56 AM »
Tell that to the native americans

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2022, 05:38:32 AM »
Why should we oppose this? What are the arguments for and against?

Heres the response from CCA.

WDFW is Poised to Undermine Legislative Direction on Gillnet Reforms
WDFW is set to undermine gillnet reforms and the legislatively approved $14.4M buyback, by approving the first spring Chinook gillnet fishery since 2016.
At 2PM tomorrow (Wednesday, May 18), the Columbia River Compact will meet to discuss the possibility of approving a small mesh gillnet fishery for spring Chinook Ė the first since 2016.

Please take just a moment to send a pre-drafted email to WDFW Director Kelly Susewind letting him know you oppose this irresponsible decision. Then forward this email to all your friends and ask them to take action as well.

Also, check back at noon tomorrow for the call-in details for the Compact meeting, so you can provide public comment by voicing your strong opposition to the decision to return non-tribal gillnets to the mainstem Columbia River for spring Chinook.  The details for the 2PM compact call will be posted on CCA Oregonís Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CCAOregon

CCA Washington will continue working with the Legislature and Governor Inslee to hold WDFW accountable for their failing management decisions, but they must also hear from you!

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I oppose mainstem non-tribal spring chinook small mesh gillnet fishery
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I strongly oppose the proposal to return non-tribal small mesh gillnets to the mainstem Columbia River for a spring Chinook fishery - the first since 2016. This decision would negatively impact conservation and recreational fisheries.

Additionally, WDFW would be ignoring the direction of the Legislature and Governor Inslee with their $14.4 million voluntary buyback of non-tribal Columbia River gillnet licenses. A primary goal of this legislations is to transition away from gillnets in mainstem commercial fisheries.

WDFW is turning back the clock and reversing five years of progress to improve the management of Columbia River fisheries.  I urge you to reject this proposal and instead focus WDFW's efforts on an effective implementation of the bipartisan voluntary gillnet buyback to properly address this highly contentious fishing gear.
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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2022, 06:28:56 AM »
Pretty sure that money was raised fron sportsmans dollars raised through the fee we paid for several years for the Columbia river endorsement.

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2022, 07:59:07 AM »
All gill nets should be out of our rivers. I wish they would just outlaw them, their are a lot of ways to harvest fish and reduce bycatch.
Have you been on a gillnet fishery? Or just like to ban things based off of an emotional biased argument? Care to get scientific? Or do you just do that when your interests are priorities? Not saying there's not bycatch by gillnets or that Shooting bears in the spring doesn't orphan (bycatch), just saying that responsible management can occur using multiple tools. 

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2022, 08:47:30 AM »
All gill nets should be out of our rivers. I wish they would just outlaw them, their are a lot of ways to harvest fish and reduce bycatch.
just saying that responsible management can occur using multiple tools.

Not when the WDFW is involved...

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Re: WDFW Discussion/vote
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2022, 08:52:35 AM »
I'm ok with regulated commercial fishing on the Columbia, if it's sustainable I say let them do it. What I'm not ok with is a certain group that can net unregulated and string those gill nets 3/4 across on smaller rivers.

 


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