NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
Fisheries Innovation Fund
Project Title: Testing Electronic Monitoring in the Columbia River Gillnet and Alternative Gear Fisheries (WA)
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Project ID:

Test the effectiveness of electronic monitoring to improve and automate monitoring and in-season reporting of the lower Columbia River, Washington gillnet, tangle net, and alternative gear fisheries necessary for determining fishery impacts on Endangered Species Act listed salmon stocks. Project will engage nine vessel in testing of electronic monitoring systems and enhance data available for management.

Award Amount:
Lower Mainstem Columbia River, from Bonneville Dam downstream to the mouth