Fall salmon planning begins Monday

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OLYMPIA — A preview of Columbia River, coastal and Puget Sound salmon runs plus a discussion of potential sport and commercial fishing seasons will begin at 9 a.m. Monday in Room No. 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E.

The annual meeting begins the summer-fall salmon fishing planning process. The session is schedule to continue until 3 p.m.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council will adopt a range of ocean fishing options when it meets March 8 to 13 in Sacramento, Calif.

A public meeting to discuss Columbia River fall sport and commercial fisheries will begin at 10 a.m. March 17 at the Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way.

Final ocean fishing plans and connected inland fisheries including the Columbia River will be adopted when the PFMC meets April 5 to 10 at the Hilton Vancouver, 301 W. Sixth St.