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Dipnetter

The Dipnetter is a monthly publication of the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. The newsletter is primarily for tribal salmon fishers to provide them information pertinent to their particular needs and interests. The contents of the Dipnetter are also found on the CRITFC Blog and the Fisher Announcements pages.

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2017 Issues

January 2017 (654 KB)  Safety at Sea Training in Washington • Col Basin Water Supply Update


2016 Issues

November/December 2016 (567 KB) Future of Our Salmon Conference • How Tribal Mainstem Fisheries Work

October 2016 (1.8 MB) Winter Prep • CRITFC Director Steps Down • Fishing Access Sites Improvement Act

September 2016 (1.9 MB)  Changes Coming to Col R Salmon Market • Salmon Camp 2016

August 2016 (545 KB) Patrick Luke New CRITFC Chair • Willamette Falls Lamprey Research

July 2016 (598 KB) Mosier Train Derailment and Oil Spill • Importance of Protecting Oceans

June 2016 (1.1 MB) Addressing Climate Change • Cascade Locks Water Issue

May 2016 (1.6 MB) Congressional Visit to Tribal Fishing Sites • Intertribal Response to River Housing Crisis

March/April 2016 (1.5 MB) Winter Fishing Site Cleanup Progress • Accidental Net Damage • Remembering Celilo

February 2016 (1.7 MB) Snake R Fall Chinook Setting Records • Jeremy Wolf (CTUIR) New CRITFC Chairman

January 2016 (3.3 MB) 2015 Year in Review


2015 Issues

December 2015 (2.2 MB) Risks of Columbia River Fossil Fuel Transport • Adult Fall Chinook Record Broken

November 2015 (2.8 MB) River Sedimentation • Pacific Marine Expo • New McNary Chinook Record

October 2015 (2.8 MB) EPA Proposes Stricter Water Quality Standard • Congressional In-lieu Site Visit

September 2015 (1.9 MB) Salmon Struggling in a Changing Environment • American Fisheries Society Meeting

August 2015 (1.9 MB) The Hard Work of Achieving Equitable Harvest • Kat Brigham New CRITFC Chairwoman

July 2015 (1.6 MB) Celebrating Restoration Success • CRITFC Internships • Willamette Falls Lamprey Harvest

June 2015 (1.8 MB) Forecasting Salmon Runs • Power Line Installation Crossing Columbia • 2015 Fishers Expo

May 2015 (1.2 MB) Protecting Water • Revised Water Quality Standards • Contaminants in Juvenile Lamprey

April 2015 (1.8 MB) Yakama Nation Restoration Projects • First Salmon

March 2015 (1.6 MB) How Tribal Zone 6 Fisheries are Set • Sea Lions and the Tribal Fishery

February 2015 (1.9 MB)  Pacific Salmon Treaty Chinook Chapter • The Changing Climate

January 2015 (3.3 MB)  2014 Year in Review


2014 Issues

December 2014 (2.1 MB) Cost of Sea Lion Problem • Protecting Columbia River Water • Long Road to Recovery

November 2014 (2.4 MB) Return of Snake River Coho • Power of Treaties for Restoration • Coal and Oil Trains

October 2014 (1.2 MB) Underwood In-lieu Site Fire • Restoration Efforts Paying Off • Record-breaking Day

September 2014 (1.2 MB) Salmon Camp • Zone 6 Fishery • Protecting Sovereignty

August 2014 (1.3 MB)  Record Sockeye Run • Lost Fish in Film Festival • Farmers Markets

July 2014 (1.3 MB) Fishing Site Water System Upgrades • Chinook Virus • Columbia River Estuary

June 2014 (3.6 MB) Lower Columbia Bird Problem • Boating Safety

May 2014 (2.4 MB) Blessing of the River and Memorial Site Dedication • New CRITFC Research Boat

April 2014 (1.9 MB)  Warms Springs Restoration Project Tour • Wanapum Dam Crack • Restoring Fish Passage

March 2014 (594 KB)  Snake River Fall Chinook • Sea Lions • Future of Our Salmon Conference

February 2014 (1.2 MB)  River Safety • Water Supply Update

January 2014 (1.5 MB) Wy-Kan-Ush-Mi Wa-Kish-Wit • Lost Fish Public Screenings


2013 Issues

December 2013(2 MB) CRITFC Climate Research Highlighted • Pacific Salmon Commission • Striped Bass in Columbia

November 2013 (2.1 MB) Steelhead Kelt Project •  University of Idaho Partnership • Speaking for the Ecosystem

October 2013 (1.1 MB) Record Fall Chinook Run •  Fish Consumption Advisory • Tribal Restoration Paying Off

September 2013 (582 KB) Crow and Hansen Memorials • Protecting the Ecosystem • Hicks New CRITFE Chief

August 2013 (573 KB) PCSRF Tribal Restoration Successes • Site Dispute Resolution • Joel Moffatt New Chairman

July 2013 (780 KB) Bonneville Dam Lamprey Flume • Terry Courtney Message

June 2013 (1.8 MB) A New Treaty for a New Era • CRITFE Officers Honored • Genetically Engineered Salmon

May 2013 (618 KB) Sea Lion Trap in Bonneville Pool • Steelhead Kelt Reconditioning

April 2013 (586 KB) Government-to-Government Dialogue and Cooperation • Honoring First Salmon

March 2013 (549 KB) Smithsonian Indian Collection • CRITFC Enforcement Chief Sets Retirement

February 2013 (782 KB) 2012 Salmon Run in Review • Cold Water Survival • River Housing Review

January 2013 (623 KB)  CRITFC Enforcement Mobile Command Center • Spring and Summer Fishery Forecast


2012 Issues

December 2012 (2.3 MB)  New CRITFC Website Unveiled • Tribal River Housing Needs

November 2012 (2 MB) Tribal FishCo and the White Salmon Fish Processing Center • In Memoriam: John Johnson

October 2012 (1.5 MB) Tribes Oppose Oregon Ballot Measure 81 • Future of Our Salmon Conference

September 2012 (3.4 MB) 3rd Annual CRITFC Salmon Camp • Voices of the Fishers

August 2012 (2 MB) 2012 Fishers Expo Recap • Fisher Catches Monster Invasive Fish

July 2012 (1.6 MB) Lamprey Summit • Fishers Expo Schedule • Carrying on Our Traditions

June 2012 (1.6 MB) A Focus on Clean Water • Fishers Expo Preparations

May 2012 (2.2 MB) 35 Years of Intertribal Accomplishments • Dallesport Fishing Access Site Dedication

April 2012 (615 KB) First Salmon • Winter and Spring Fisheries Update • 2012 River Forecast • First Salmon Feasts

March 2012 (515 KB) Sea Lion Update • Boating Safety Around Commercial Traffic • Retaining Sovereignty

February 2012 (530 KB) Pacific Salmon Commission Update • Fishing Site Clean-Up • Preparing for Spring

January 2012 (592 KB) 2011 Year in Review


2011 Issues

December 2011 (1.8 MB) Condit Dam Breaching • Effects of Cold Water Immersion • 2011 Salmon Run Summary

November 2011 (500 KB) Three-year Fishing Site Cleanup Plan • Avoiding Overloading Your Boat • Fall Fisheries Summary

October 2011 (516 KB) Condit Dam Removal • Pacific Salmon Commission • Ice for Zone 6 Fishers

September 2011 (1.6 MB) Fishers Expo Highlights • Spotted Salmon Mystery Solved • Site Dispute Resolution Protocol

August 2011 (406 KB) Catching an Unidentified Type of Fish • Oregon Adopts Toughest US’s Water Quality Standard

June 2011 (1 MB) 2011 Columbia River Indian Fishers Expo • FishCo Manager Sought

May 2011 (1.6 MB) Site Disputes • Slow Spring Season Start • Future of Our Salmon Conference • Quagga Mussels

April 2011 (549 KB) Tribal Fisheries Below Bonneville Dam • Impact of Japanese Radiation on the Columbia River

March 2011 (1.9 MB) CRITFC Enforcement • Yakama Nation Habitat Restoration Projects • Sea Lion Update

February 2011 (1.6 MB) New Winter Gillnet Fishery Season Structure • The Power of Intertribal Cooperation

January 2011 (492 KB) Columbia River Fishery Year in Review • In memoriam: Jay Minthorn • Sturgeon Fishery Update


2010 Issues

December 2010 (1.7 MB) How Tribal Mainstem Fisheries Work • In-lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites Issues

November 2010 (381 KB) Fall Fishery Update • Tribes Leading Way in Regional Salmon Recovery • Fishers Memorial

October 2010 (320 KB) NOAA Fisheries hatchery DEIS • CRITFE officers take new CRITFC oath

September 2010 (16.1 MB) Fishers Expo recap • CRITFC Salmon Camp

August 2010 (244 KB) Columbia River Fishers Expo

July 2010 (407 KB) Fish Processing Center Update • Wyeth In-lieu Site Ground Breaking

June 2010 (361 KB) 2010 Fall Fishery Update • Safety on the River

May 2010 (612 KB) Columbia Basin Climate Change Research • Dispelling Seven CRITFC Myths

April 2010 (1.3 MB) Sea Lions and the Tribal Fishery • New Employees • 2010 Summer and Fall Salmon Forecasts

March 2010 (684 KB) CRITFC’s New Hatchery Production Coordinator • In-lieu/Treaty Fishing Access Site Clean-up

January 2010 (2.1 MB) Styrofoam Float Transition • Yakama Nation Tribal Attorney Tim Weaver Honored


2009 Issues

December 2009 (1.3 MB) Record Spring Chinook Salmon Run Forecast for 2010 • Yakama Nation’s Nason Creek Wetlands Acquisition Project

November 2009 (2.4 MB) Economic Impacts of Salmon Restoration • Long-time CRITFC Employee Sue Seven Passes Away

October 2009 (522 KB) 2009 Fall Fishery Overview • Pacific Salmon Treaty at 25 years • CTUIR Salmon Walk

September 2009 (1 MB) River Tragedy Claims 2 Fishers • Tribal Fisheries Enforcement • Cultural and Archaeological Protection

August 2009 (856 KB) Bonneville Pool to be Raised • New CRITFC Executive Director • Protecting the Right of Self-regulation


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