Harvest Management (Institutional Recommend 9)


Fishing regimes that are consistent with treaty fishing rights, and with allocation and conservation issues, can be achieved through the current management process.

The Columbia River Fish Management Plan, whose provisions expire in 1998, and the Pacific Salmon Treaty are keystones of the harvest management process. Consistent with court-approved standards for management of treaty fisheries, the parties have an opportunity to update the provisions of the PST and CRFMP based on the latest information on survival rates and catch levels by modifying escapement objectives and harvest rate schedules as appropriate. The parties should also increase coordination with processes in other areas, such as hydro operations and habitat protection, to ensure adequate sharing of the conservation burden.

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