Fishery announcements and other notices of interest to Columbia River Indian fishers.
April 9, 2020
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law in March included an economic impact payment to every American with a Social Security number. This payment distribution will begin in mid-April and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some taxpayers who typically do not file returns will need to register to receive the economic impact payment. This information page is for those tribal members who are not required to file a tax return.
March 27, 2020
March 28, 2020 through April 26, 2020 or upon termination of stay at home orders by the states or tribes, CRITFC Enforcement will be conducting a pick-up and delivery of prescription medication effort for at-risk tribal members along the Columbia Rive Zone 6 corridor.
March 25, 2020
Due to the National State of Emergency regarding the COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic, the CRITFC Commissioners from the four member tribes recommended to the BIA (click here to see request letter) to close 13 of the upper river Treaty Fishing Access Sites until May 1, 2020. This was done to help ensure the health and safety of the tribal members living and working on and at the In-lieu and Treaty Fishing Access Sites. The closed sites are all the Treaty Fishing Access Sites above John Day Dam.
March 3, 2020
Winter Commercial Gillnet Fishery will close 2 days early at 6:00 PM, Thursday, March 5.
February 26, 2020
Commercial Gillnet Fishery: Bonneville Pool only. 6AM Thursday February 27 thru 6PM Saturday March 7
February 19, 2020
John Day Pool only commercial gillnet fishery opening: 6AM Thurs, February 20 thru 6PM Mon, February 24
February 11, 2020
Commercial Gillnet Fishery; John Day Pool only 6 AM Wed 2/12 thu 6 PM Mon 2/17
February 5, 2020
The Dalles Pool will close ONE DAY EARLY at 6:00 PM on Friday, February 7; John Day Pool will close as scheduled at 6:00pm on Saturday, February 8; Zone 6 platform and hook-and-line fishery remains open as scheduled.
February 5, 2020
During January through the first week of February, major storms dumped substantial snowfall in the Cascade Mountains and the Upper Columbia Basin.