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May 19 Fishery Announcement


Monday May 19, 2014

Today, the Columbia River Tribes made the following change to their spring fisheries and the Columbia River Compact concurred:

The Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery

The tribes will set the following commercial gillnet opening:

  • When: 6:00 AM Tuesday, May 20 through 6:00 PM Thursday, May 22, 2014 (2 nights)
  • Area: All of Zone 6
  • Gear: Gillnets with no mesh size restriction.
  • Allowable Sales: Salmon, 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 this time of year.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery

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

Platform and Hook and Line Fishery Downstream of Bonneville

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At this time, tribal bank fisheries downstream of Bonneville remain closed.

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For current information regarding tributary fishing regulations, please contact tribal fisheries departments directly.

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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