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March 3, 2020 Winter Fishery Announcement

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The four Columbia River treaty fishing tribes met today to discuss the Winter Gillnet Treaty Mainstem Fishery. Due to a higher than expected catch rate in the Bonneville Pool, the fishery in the Bonneville Pool only will be closed two days early. The harvest guideline is expected to be reached.

Winter Commercial Gillnet Fishery

  • The Commercial Gillnet Fishery in the Bonneville Pool will close at 6:00 PM on Thursday, March 5.

Platform and Hook-and-line Fishery

  • The Zone 6 Platform and Hook-and-line Fishery regulations remain unchanged for salmon and steelhead, but legal sized sturgeon may only be retained for subsistence use after 6:00 PM on Thursday.

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.

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