Fishery announcements and other notices of interest to Columbia River Indian fishers.
May 9, 2019
The spring snowmelt (or freshet) causes rising high-water levels in the Columbia River and its tributaries each year. CRITFC monitors river conditions and forecasts during the year. Lower Columbia River flow came early this year. The normal peak should be May 20-31. The primary peak was April 25 or 30 days earlier than normal – driven by natural climate variability (El Niño events) and long-term climate change. A secondary peak will occur by June 1.
May 7, 2019
CRITFC Salmon Marketing is holding a HACCP & FDA FSMA Training May 29, 30, 31 at Portland Office.
March 19, 2019
Bonneville commercial gillnet fishery extended thru 6PM Saturday, March 23. Zone 6 plat/H&L fishery: sales allowed on fish caught before 3/23 @ 6pm; subsistence remains open.
February 28, 2019
Commercial Gillnet Fishery: Bonneville Pool only, 6:00 AM Friday March 1 through 6:00 PM Tuesday March 12
February 19, 2019
John Day Pool commercial gillnet fishery extended through 6:00 PM Wednesday February 27.