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June 11 Tribal Fishery Announcement


Today, the Columbia River Tribes set the following summer season fisheries and the Columbia River Compact concurred:

The Zone 6 Gillnet Fishery

The tribes will set the following commercial gillnet openings:

6:00 AM Monday, June 17 through 6:00 PM Friday, June 21, 2013 (4 nights)

6:00 AM Monday, June 24 through 6:00 PM Thursday, June 27, 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

The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fisheries will be open for both commercial and subsistence purposes under rules adopted previously.

Platform and Hook and Line Fishery Downstream of Bonneville

Salmon and other species except sturgeon may be sold or kept for subsistence from the platform and hook and line fishery downstream of Bonneville during times when any tribe has an open fishery during the summer management period. Fishers are reminded sales may not occur on COE property at Bonneville dam and that sturgeon may not be retained for any purpose in the tribal fisheries downstream of Bonneville. Please consult your tribe for specific regulations including open fishing times.


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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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