Commercial gill nets could be removed from the lower Columbia River in Oregon and Washington within three years. Fish and wildlife stakeholders have just agreed on recommendations that would phase out the use of these nets by non-tribal fishers. Anglers said the move was vital to buoy conservation efforts aimed at reviving steelhead and salmon numbers. Commercial fishing interests – surprise, surprise – have labelled the proposal a “death knell” for the industry. Shame, huh? Read the full story here.