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May 29, 2018 Spring Season Tribal Fishery Announcement

The four Columbia River tribes are making the following Zone 6 fishery change because the total allowed treaty mainstem spring chinook catch is expected to be met based on the current Columbia River mouth run size.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook-and-Line Fishery

  • The Zone 6 platform and hook-and-line fishery will close at 6:00 PM on Thursday May 31.
  • The summer management period begins on Saturday, June 16; subsistence platform fisheries will re-open at that time.
  • Summer season commercial fisheries will be announced later.

Treaty tributary fisheries are managed based on separate limits and are not affected by the closure of the mainstem fishery. Please consult your tribe for current tributary fishery regulations.

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 fisheries 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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