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Spring Fishery Announcement – 7 June 2013

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

The Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery

The tribes will allow commercial sales of Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line caught fish with the following rules:

6:00 AM Saturday, June 8 through 6:00 PM Wednesday, July 31, 2013. (Fall season rules beginning August 1 will be set later)

Area:  All of Zone 6

Gear:  Hoopnets, Dip Nets, and Hook and Line. Previous gear restrictions are rescinded.

Allowable Sales:  Chinook, sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. For only the period between 6:00 AM June 8 and 11:59 PM June 15, sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length harvested in The Dalles Pool downstream of the grain elevator at Rufus may be sold or kept for subsistence.  At other times and in other areas, 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.

Misc. Rules:  Sanctuaries for these gear types are in effect.

Note: The sturgeon setline fishery in The Dalles pool continues through June 15 under rules set previously.  Summer Season commercial gillnet regulations will be announced on June 11.

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Tributary fishing regulations are un-changed by this action. For current information regarding tributary fishing regulations, please contact tribal fisheries departments directly.

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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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