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Sept 5, 2013 Fall Season Tribal Fishery Announcement

Today, the Columbia River Tribes set the following commercial fishery opening and the Columbia River Compact concurred:

The Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery

The tribes will set the following commercial gillnet opening:

6:00 AM Tuesday, September 10 through 6:00 PM Saturday, September 14, 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 Standard Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary is also in effect for these openings.

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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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