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Oct. 08, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Are Gill Nets Killing Too Many Birds?

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Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Bycatch, gillnetting, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Wild


Oct. 08, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Photo: Nighttime Gill Netting On The Columbia

Last night I went fishing for fall chinook salmon with gill netter Greg Johnson. We started as the sun was setting, and I bailed after just two sets. Johnson was planning to fish from 7 pm last night to 7 am this morning. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, gillnetting


Oct. 03, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

An Update On The Measure To Ban Gill Nets

You may have heard that some of the backers of Oregon's Measure 81, which would ban the use of gill nets in commercial, non-tribal fishing on the Columbia River, have abandoned their Yes on 81 campaign. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, gillnetting, John Kitzhaber, Measure 81, Salmon For All


Aug. 10, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Kitzhaber Aims To Move Gill Nets Off Columbia

The Oregonian reports on a letter from Gov. John Kitzhaber to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission in which he proposes moving non-tribal commercial gillnets off the Columbia River and into side-channel fishing areas. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, gillnetting, Salmon


Dec. 13, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

On the Columbia: Purse seines to replace gillnets?

The results are in on the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's experiment in alternative commercial fishing gear on the Columbia River. And they look good for the state's goal of finding ways for commercial boats to catch more hatchery salmon and steelhead without harming wild fish. The Columbia Basin Bulletin reports purse seine nets (see a video of how they work here) performed the best, and they are thought to have a relatively low impact on released wild fish. The WDFW tests assumed that overall less than 25 of the released wild fish – roughly .1 percent – suffered direct mortality from the test gear. ** Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Columbia River Basin, Fisheries, gillnetting, Salmon



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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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