Hearing set for Thursday to discuss summer chinook

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Washington and Oregon officials will meet by teleconference at 3:30 p.m. Thursday to review the Columbia River summer chinook run.

The Columbia River Technical Advisory Committee met Monday and determined the summer chinook run will be smaller than the forecast of 91,200, but did not make a new estimate.

The states cancelled a Columbia River Compact hearing on Monday to consider an additional commercial fishing period in the lower river.

On June 17-18, the net fleet caught 1,714 summer chinook, 373 sockeye and 277 sturgeon for 116 deliveries.