July 6, 2017 Summer Season Tribal Fishery Announcement
The Four Columbia River Tribes set the following fishery plan and the Columbia River Compact concurred:
Commercial Gillnet Fishery Zone 6
There is no scheduled commercial gillnet fishery next week July 10-13 due to the limited sockeye run size and relatively high harvest numbers that have been projected to date for the gillnet fishery. The tribes recommend this action to avoid risk of terminating the platform and hook and line fishery for the summer season. The tribes will review updated information and consider additional fishing during a meeting scheduled for next week.
Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery
All regulations for the ongoing Zone 6 platform and hook and line fishery remain unchanged. (See below)
2017 Treaty Fishery – Summer Season Commercial Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line
- Season: Fish harvested after 6:00 AM June 16 through 11:59 PM July 31 may be sold commercially.
- Area: Zone 6
- Gear: hoop nets/bag nets, dip nets, and rod and reel with hook-and-line.
- Allowable Sales: Salmon (any species), steelhead, shad, yellow perch, bass, walleye, catfish and carp may be sold or retained for subsistence. Fish landed during the open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes. 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.
- Sanctuaries: Standard closed areas in place for this gear type, except the Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary is not in effect.
- Additional: Quick reporting required for all Washington Fish Buyers pursuant to WAC 220-69- 240.14(d), and landings must be quick reported within 24-hours of completing the fish ticket.
For information on other fisheries such as tributaries or downstream of Bonneville please consult the tribal Fish and Wildlife 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. Be careful on the river as flows are still very high and are expected to remain high for some time.
Note: CRITFC distributes periodic wind and weather advisories by email during commercial gillnet periods. If you would like to be added to the email distribution list, please respond to this announcement and we will add you to the list.