Pacific Northwest
Oregon has suspended work on the contentious review of the Columbia River Reform, prompting relief from salmon sport anglers and angst from the commercial fleet.

OR - Oregon suspends review of Columbia River policy

Spring Chinook split also in question

The chairwoman of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has suspended the review of the Columbia River Reform Plan indefinitely.

The commission also deferred to Curt Melcher, the director of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, as to whether to change the spring Chinook allocation between commercial and sport fishermen, or to allow a spring commercial fishery on the Columbia River main stem.

The reform plan was heavily negotiated and meant to ensure concurrency between the states of Washington and Oregon concerning salmon fishing rules on the river.

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