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Fisher Announcements

Fishery announcements and other notices of interest to Columbia River Indian fishers.


Federal Coronavirus Stimulus Payment and Tribal Members

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.

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Tribal Elder Prescription Medication Delivery

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.

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COVID Treaty Fishing Access Site Closure List

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.

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March 3, 2020 Winter Fishery Announcement

March 3, 2020

Winter Commercial Gillnet Fishery will close 2 days early at 6:00 PM, Thursday, March 5.

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Feb 26, 2020 Winter Season Fishery Announcement

February 26, 2020

Commercial Gillnet Fishery: Bonneville Pool only. 6AM Thursday February 27 thru 6PM Saturday March 7

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Feb 19, 2020 Winter Tribal Fishery Announcement

February 19, 2020

John Day Pool only commercial gillnet fishery opening: 6AM Thurs, February 20 thru 6PM Mon, February 24

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Feb 11, 2020 Fishery Announcement

February 11, 2020

Commercial Gillnet Fishery; John Day Pool only 6 AM Wed 2/12 thu 6 PM Mon 2/17

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Feb 5, 2020 Fishery Announcement

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.

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Columbia Basin Water Supply – Update for Winter-Spring 2020

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.

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