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UPDATED 2/15/11

Here’s something from the not-a-lot-of-trust department: Bruce Jim, representing the Columbia River treaty tribes, told the Columbia River Compact last week the tribes don’t have a lot of faith in using creel surveys of sport fishermen to assess the wild spring chinook handle.
“The tribes think that asking sport fishermen to accurately report the number of wild fish handled and released is unreliable and an inaccurate way of estimating the number of fish handled in a mark-selective fishery.”
Jim is a member of the Fish and Wildlife Committee of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.