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Sept 12 Tribal Fishery Announcement

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Today, the Columbia River Tribes set the following commercial fishery opening. The Columbia River Compact concurred.

The Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery

The tribes will set the following commercial gillnet opening:

6:00 AM Monday, September 16 through 6:00 PM Friday, September 20, 2013 (4 nights)

Area:  All of Zone 6

Gear:  Gillnets. There is an 8” minimum mesh size requirement for these openings.

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. Sales of fish caught during open periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries:  River mouth and dam sanctuaries applicable to gillnets are in effect. The Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary will be a 150-foot radius around the hatchery ladder.

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The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fisheries and fisheries downstream of Bonneville Dam continue as previously determined.

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CRITFC TEXT ALERTS: Subscribe by sending the keyword “critfc” in a

text message to the number   55958.

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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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