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Public comment sought on hatchery reform plan to support fish recovery


The public is invited to comment on a new plan designed to align state fisheries and hatchery operations to support the recovery of wild salmon and steelhead populations in the lower Columbia River Basin.

The Lower Columbia Conservation and Sustainable Fisheries Plan, jointly produced by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Lower Columbia Fish Recovery Board (LCFRB), is available for review at

Comments on the plan will be accepted through Jan. 22 via email at info@ or postal mail: LCFRB, 2127 8th Ave, Longview, WA 98632.

The new management plan is based on the statewide Hatchery and Fishery Reform Policy adopted by the Was...

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