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June 26 – Summer Season Tribal Fishery Announcement

Wednesday June 26, 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 1 through 6:00 PM Wednesday, July 3, 2013 (2 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

The Zone 6 and fisheries downstream of Bonneville platform and hook and line fisheries will be closed for both commercial and subsistence purposes each Sunday and Monday beginning Sunday June 30 through Monday July 29.  Other platform and hook and line regulations remain unchanged. Fish harvested during open fishing periods may be sold at any time even after the open fishing period. 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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