COLUMBIA RIVER - Two 10-hour summer Chinook commercial fisheries are set for July 2 and July 9 from the mouth of the Columbia River to Bonneville Dam.

The fisheries will run from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. July 2 to 3 and July 9 to 10.

The Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington met last week to set seasons, which include 8-inch minimum mesh size restrictions and sanctuary limitations.

Allowable sales include Chinook, coho, white sturgeon and shad; all sockeye, steelhead and green sturgeon must be released immediately. A maximum of five white sturgeon can be possessed or sold by each vessel during each calendar week of the open fishery, Sunday through Saturday.

The compact agencies also modified the allowable sales in the Youngs Bay select area commercial salmon fishery, which is open to salmon and sturgeon. A maximum of five white sturgeon from both mainstem and select area fisheries may be possessed or sold by each vessel during each calendar week of the fishery.

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