Oregon commission sets date for reconsideration of gill-net decision

Gregory Young of the Coastal Conservation Association tends to business in the association's booth at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show, appearing through Sunday evening at the Portland Expo Center.Bill Monroe  The Oregon Fish and Wildlife...

Oregon commission sets date for reconsideration of gill-net decision
Gregory Young of the Coastal Conservation Association tends to business in the association's booth at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show, appearing through Sunday evening at the Portland Expo Center.Bill Monroe 

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will abide by Gov. Kate Brown's demand to reconsider it's Jan. 20 decision to stray from completing a transition of gill-nets off the mainstem lower Columbia River.

In a tersely worded note Thursday, Brown said the decision was "not acceptable" and asked the commission to conform to the transition's main points, which she said was the policy of her administration.

Brown gave the commission until April 3 to act, but the commission and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will have to scramble to meet legal notification timelines.

The commission didn't address the issue in its regular monthly meeting Friday in Tigard, but did decide to either take it up at their March 17 meeting or schedule a special meeting April 4.

Meanwhile, the Coastal Conservation Association will host a town hall meeting at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show (at the Portland Expo Center) to review the transition, the controversy, Brown's letter and the commission's decision.

The meeting will be held in a room next to the entrance of Hall A, the farthest north hall.

Admission isn't required to attend the meeting, but show attendees can enter the room from the show as long as they have their hand stamped.

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