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Fall Season Fishery Announcement Aug 13, 2013

Today, the Columbia River Tribes set the following commercial fisheries.

The Columbia River Compact concurred:

The Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery

The tribes will set the following commercial gillnet openings:

  • 6AM Monday, August 19 through 6PM Wednesday, August 21, 2013 (2 nights)
  • 6AM Monday, August 26 through 6PM Friday, August 30, 2013 (4 nights)
  • 6AM Tuesday, September 3 through 6PM Saturday, September 7, 2013 (4 nights)

Area: All of Zone 6

Gear: Gillnets. There is an 8” minimum mesh size requirement for these openings.

Allowable Sales: Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. 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. Sales of fish caught during open periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries: River mouth and dam sanctuaries applicable to gillnets are in effect. The Standard Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary is also in effect for these openings.

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The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fisheries and fisheries downstream of Bonneville Dam continue as previously determined.

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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 overloaded boats.

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