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10/1/2014 Fishery Announcement

2014 FALL SEASON TRIBAL FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT

Wednesday October 1, 2014

Today, the Columbia River Tribes set an additional fall season fishery opening and the Columbia River Compact concurred:

The Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery

The tribes will also set the following commercial gillnet opening:

When: 6:00 AM Monday, Oct. 6 to 6:00 PM Friday, Oct. 10 (4 nights)
Area: All of Zone 6
Gear: Gillnets. There will be an 8 inch minimum mesh size restriction in each of these openings.

Allowable Sales: All salmon including chinook, sockeye, and coho along with steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. Fish landed during open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes. Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use. Sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.

Sanctuaries: River mouth and Dam Sanctuaries applicable to gillnets are in effect. The Spring Creek Hatchery Sanctuary will be a 150 foot radius around the hatchery ladder.

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Zone 6 Platform and Hook-and-Line Fishery

The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes under rules adopted previously.

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Platform and Hook-and-Line Fishery Downstream of Bonneville

Please contact your tribe directly for specific regulations, gear requirements, and open days for this fishery. When this fishery is open, salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. Sturgeon may not be retained in fisheries downstream of Bonneville. Sales may not occur on USACE property at Bonneville Dam – fish must be transported to other locations for sale.

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For current information regarding tributary fishing regulations, please contact tribal fisheries departments directly.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: (541)-386-6363 or toll-free (800)-487-FISH (3474). Please consult your tribal Fisheries Department for additional details on tribal regulations. PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS FOR SAFETY and avoid overloading your boats.

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