Washington has politely, but firmly, rejected a Columbia River compromise gill-net offer made last week by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Hey, we had a bi-state agreement on resource management, but Oregon's hand-picked commission decided to blow that off. There's no point in abiding by the terms of the agreement when there's money to be made!
Once again: gill-netters get a pass on the laws when it comes to supposedly protected native salmon. That's wrong, and it needs to stop. Washington recognizes that; Oregon doesn't quite get it.
Amusingly, Oregon charges non-commercial fishers a $10 surcharge to "protect wild salmon", and those people should be refunded their money. Me, I'm not buying Oregon fishing licenses any more. I'll buy in Washington instead.