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Oct 1, 2012 Fall Season Tribal Fishery Announcement

Monday, October 1, 2012

The four Columbia River treaty tribes will set the following fishery regulations and the Columbia River Compact has concurred with these regulations:

FALL SEASON COMMERCIAL GILLNET FISHERY SET

(10/2-10/4)

Platform and Hook-and-Line Fishery continues

Commercial Gillnet Fishery

AREA:  All of Zone 6

DATES:  6:00 AM Tuesday October 2, 2012 through 6:00 PM Thursday, October 4 (2.5 days)

GEAR:  There will be an 8 inch minimum mesh size restriction for this opening.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Gillnet caught fish from this opening may not be sold before Noon on October 2. The allowed sales will include salmon, steelhead, coho, shad, walleye, perch, bass, catfish, and carp. Sturgeon may not be sold but sturgeon between from 43 to 54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day Pools and from 38 to 54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may be kept for subsistence purposes. Sales of fish caught during the open period for gillnet fishing are allowed after the end of the open period as long as the fish were landed during the open period.

SANCTUARIES: All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for gillnet gear shall remain in effect. The Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary will be reduced to a 150-foot radius around the hatchery ladder.

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Platform and hook and line fishing regulations remain unchanged, including current provisions allowing commercial sales.

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

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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 Fish and Wildlife Committee for additional details on tribal regulations.  PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS FOR SAFETY and avoid overloaded boats.

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