CRFMP (Institutional Recommend 2)


Fully implement the Columbia River Fish Management Plan (CRFMP) in terms of production provisions by calling upon the Policy Committee to initiate comprehensive production planning and an implementation process.

The CRFMP contains authoritative provisions for production planning from both a policy and technical standpoint and includes detailed measures for dispute resolution. Because fisheries on the abundant runs produced from hatcheries are constrained by protection of weak natural stocks, and hatchery practices and funding is under attack, incentives exist to shift hatchery emphasis toward saving stocks particularly in danger of extirpation and restoring a more balanced level of production above Bonneville Dam. The tribes’ technical recommendations and subbasin plans address the locations and means to accomplish this shift and the parties to U.S. v. Oregon are the sole parties with authority to develop comprehensive fish production plans.


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