There’s been a doldrums in the past couple of years in the long-standing struggle between sport and commercial fishermen regarding salmon management in the Columbia River.

That’s ending now.

The breeze stirred in September when commercial fishing representatives complained about the bi-state Columbia River reforms before the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission in Seaside. It turned blustery Dec. 4 when sport-fishing advocates responded before the Oregon commission in Portland.

And, no doubt, there will be some more wind blowing on the topic when the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission meets Jan. 22 and 23 at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington.

In 2012, Washington and Oregon adopted the most sweeping reforms of lower Columbia River sport and commercial fishing policies since the 1930s.

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