WILLAPA LEGAL CHALLENGE POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT WEEK & COMMERCIAL HARVEST THUS FAR REPORTED
I just received notice that the judge has delayed the hearing on the Willapa Commercial Gillnet Fishery legal challenge until next week. WDF&W and Willapa Bay Gillnetters Association (WBGA) have worked cooperatively to flood the court with motions and briefs and it didn't allow the judge time for review. I will update everyone as soon as possible with the court's new schedule.
I thought I would add the harvest numbers thus far available for the Willapa Commercial Nets:
Sent to me by a friend & info provided by WDF&W R-6:
Aug. 12 -15 gillnet fishery in WB = Total Chinook landed 2,572
2M = 202 Chinook
2N = 355 Chinook
2R = 35 Chinook
2T = 1583 Chinook, 38 coho
2U = 397 Chinook
The number of boats participating is harder to figure out since some land more than once in the same day. In the quick reporting, I receive a ticket number not necessarily the name of the boat.
So remember these are estimates not absolute numbers:
2M = 13 boats
2N = 10
2R = 3
2T = 19
2U = 13
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Posted on Thu, August 22, 2013
by Dave Hamilton