WARRENTON — Warning of a potentially substantial disruption, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife has recommended that Oregon LNG perform a thorough analysis of the impact of its proposed terminal on commercial and recreational fishing in the Columbia River.


The department, in comments on the project in January to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, found that Oregon LNG has not sufficiently characterized the local importance of fishing and the possible disruption during the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas export terminal on 96 acres along the Skipanon Peninsula.


The project could interfere with access to the Skipanon Marina, popular recreational chinook and coho salmon fishing at the mouth of the Skipanon River known as Buoy 10 and recreational crabbing in the estuary near the proposed terminal’s berthing dock and outside the mouth of Youngs Bay.


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