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20 June 2015 Summer Fishery Announcement

The Columbia River Tribes set the following fishery plan and the Columbia River Compact concurred:

The Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery

  • 6:00 AM Tuesday, July 21 through 6:00 PM Friday, July 24, 2015 (3 nights)
  • Area: All of Zone 6
  • Gear: Gillnets No minimum mesh size restriction.
  • Allowable Sales: Salmon (all species), steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. Fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period. 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 is not in effect this time of year.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery

  • The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fisheries are also open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.

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For current information regarding tributary fishing regulations and fisheries downstream of Bonneville Dam, please contact tribal fishery departments directly.

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Note: This announcement is an informational document and does not constitute a fishery regulation. Individual tribes determine actual fishing regulations for their members. Copies of regulations are available from tribal fishery departments.

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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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