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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:00 am

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has a tough task ahead as it tries to find some sort of middle ground in the debate over the use of gillnets on the Columbia River.

The problem is, despite the work of Gov. John Kitzhaber to mediate a longstanding conflict between commercial and recreational fishing interests, there might not be much middle ground here to claim. If that turns out to be the case, the commission’s top priority should be protecting jobs.

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