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May 22 Fishery Announcement

Wednesday May 22, 2019

The four Columbia River treaty fishing tribes met yesterday to discuss the Spring Season Treaty Mainstem Fishery. Due to the lower than expected spring chinook run size that is currently expected to be only 75,000 at the Columbia River mouth and the fact that the tribal fishery is near it’s harvest rate limit, the tribes set the following fishery plan:

Zone 6 Platform and Hook-and-Line Fishery

  • The Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery will temporarily close at 6:00 PM on Saturday May 25.

The tribes will meet again early next week to review catches and additional run size information and will schedule additional fishing time as appropriate based on remaining available fish.

Information on tributary fisheries is available from tribal fishery departments.

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.

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