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JulJuly 26, 2018 Tribal Fishery Announcement

Notice:

There is a harvest rate limit for summer chinook in the Summer Management Period between June 16 and July 31. The treaty mainstem harvest limit for summer chinook has been met. Because of this, the tribes have taken action to temporarily close the mainstem platform and hook-and-line fisheries at 6:00 PM on Saturday July 28. The mainstem platform and hook-and-line fisheries will re-open at 12:01 AM on Wednesday August 1 at the start of the Fall Management Period. They will be open for both subsistence and commercial use.


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

Zone 6 Commercial Sturgeon Setline Fishery

John Day Pool Only:
  • Season: 6 AM Friday July 27 to 6 PM Saturday August 4
  • Sanctuaries: Standard closed areas applicable to setline gear
  • Gear: Setline Gear
  • Allowable Sales: Sturgeon from 43 to 54 inches fork length in the John Day Pool may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. Fish landed during the open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes. Sturgeon within the 43-54 inch fork length slot limit caught in the platform or hook and line fishery may be sold when caught during periods when both the platform and hook and line fishery and setline fishery are open in the same area at the same time.

 

Bonneville Pool Only:
  • Season: 6 AM Monday August 6 to 6 PM Saturday August 18
  • Sanctuaries: Standard closed areas applicable to setline gear
  • Gear: Setline Gear
  • Allowable Sales: Sturgeon from 38 to 54 inches fork length in the John Day Pool may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. Fish landed during the open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes. Sturgeon within the 38-54 inch fork length slot limit caught in the platform or hook and line fishery may be sold when caught during periods when both the platform and hook and line fishery and setline fishery are open in the same area at the same time.

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.

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- 6363ortoll-free(800)-487-FISH(3474).Show pride in your tribe’s treaty rights by carrying your tribal ID. 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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