July 17, 2018 Summer Fishery Update
At this time, the total treaty mainstem summer season chinook harvest is close to the total harvest limit. Therefore, there will not be an additional commercial gillnet opening this week.
There are enough remaining harvestable chinook to keep the Zone 6 platform and hook-and-line fishery open for both subsistence and commercial use through the rest of the summer season and into the fall season. Keeping the platform fishery open is a priority for the tribes.
Chinook and sockeye fisheries for both treaty and non-treaty fisheries are managed based on the same river mouth run size. Chinook harvest rates are the same for both treaty and non-treaty fisheries.
For information other fisheries such as tributaries or downstream of Bonneville please consult the tribal fishery departments directly.
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)-386-6363 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.