Federal agency seeks consensus on saving salmon
The Oregonian reported Thursday that NOAA Fisheries Service has hired the Oregon Consensus program at Portland State University and the William D. Ruckelshaus Center in Washington state to interview 150 people. Their initial report is due this summer.
Barry Thom, deputy regional administrator for the agency, said they are looking for a regional picture of what it people think it will take to bring about recovery for the fish.
States, Indian tribes, conservation groups, fishermen, and farmers have long had different views on how to regulate fishing, dam operations, hatcheries and irrigation withdrawals.
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