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July 13, 2016 Summer Fishery Announcement

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

The Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery

The tribes set the following commercial gillnet openings:

6:00 AM Monday, July 18 through 6:00 PM Friday, July 22, 2016 (4 nights)
6:00 AM Monday, July 25 through 6:00 PM Friday, July 29, 2016 (4 nights)

  • Area: All of Zone 6
  • Gear: Gill nets. No minimum mesh size restriction.
  • Allowable Sales: Salmon (any species), steelhead, shad, yellow perch, bass, walleye, catfish and carp may be sold or retained for subsistence. Sturgeon may not be sold, but sturgeon from 38 to 54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool and sturgeon from 43 to 54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day Pools and may be kept for subsistence purposes. Fish landed during the open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes.
  • Closed Areas: Standard river mouth and dam closed areas applicable to gillnet gear. The Spring Creek Hatchery Sanctuary is not in effect this time of year.
  • Additional: 24-hour quick reporting required for Washington buyers, pursuant to WAC 220-69-240 except that landings must be reported within 24-hours of completing the fish ticket.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery

The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fisheries are open for subsistence purposes and commercial sales will be continue to be allowed for fish under existing regulations.

For current information regarding tributary fishing regulations and fishing 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). 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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