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July 10 Fishery Annoucement

2013 SUMMER SEASON TRIBAL FISHERY ANNOUNCEMENT

Wednesday July 10, 2013

Today, the Columbia River Tribes set the following summer season gillnet fishery and made the following changes to the platform and hook and line fishery. The Columbia River Compact concurred:

The Zone 6 Gillnet Fishery

The tribes will set the following commercial gillnet openings:

6:00 AM Monday, July 15 through 6:00 PM Thursday, July 18, 2013 (3 nights)

Area:  All of Zone 6

Gear:  Gillnets with a 7 inch or larger mesh size are required.

Allowable Sales:  Chinook, sockeye, 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.

Sanctuaries:  River mouth and dam sanctuaries applicable to gillnets are in effect. The Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary is not in effect for summer season fisheries.

 

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery and Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville

Each tribe will return their Zone 6 and fisheries downstream of Bonneville platform and hook and line fisheries to their normal open schedule.  Regulations will return to the regulations in place prior to the June 26 modifications that limited fishing days. The Yakama Nation will maintain its normal Sunday fishery closures. Please contact your tribe for details on your tribe’s fisheries downstream of Bonneville.

 

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Tributary fishing regulations are un-changed by this action. 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 Fisheries Department for additional details on tribal regulations.  PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS FOR SAFETY and avoid overloaded boats.

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