States seek Columbia River sport, commercial fishing advisers

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Washington and Oregon fishery managers are seeking nominations through Nov. 14 for candidates to serve on Columbia River sport and commercial fishing advisory groups.

The two groups meet two to four times a year to develop recommendations for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and smelt fisheries in the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Members also are expected to provide comments on issues addressed by the North of Falcon season-setting process for salmon fisheries, the Columbia River Compact and joint state hearing on sport-fishing policies.

Up to 16 candidates will be chosen for each advisory group.

Any individual or group may submit a nomination. Nominations should include a resume with contact information and a statement that describes the nominee’s fishing experience, interest in serving on the committee and ability to communicate with regional constituents.

Nominations can be submitted to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2108 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, 98661, by e-mail to teamvancouver@dfw.wa.gov or by fax to 360-907-6776.