Harvest Updates

Yakama Nation Harvest Management

Under the Treaty of 1855, the Yakama Nation reserved the right to fish, hunt and gather and other rights at all usual and accustomed places. This includes the preservation of fish habitat at all usual and accustomed fishing places. 

The Yakama Nation manages fisheries resources to ensure continued access by Yakama members to fulfill their ceremonial, subsistence and commercial needs.  This treaty reserved right includes the right to have fish present to harvest, at all usual and accustomed places.

Harvest News

There is sturgeon quota available in John Day Pool, therefore the Fish & Wildlife Committee
authorizes a commercial setline fishery in John Day Pool from 6am June 6 - 6pm June 15, 2018. 
See regs attached.
The harvest estimate has been updated and overall catches are within the harvest limits.
Therefore the Fish & Wildlife Committee re-opens the Zone 6 Platform/H&L fishery for
The upriver spring chinook run has been downgraded to 116,500 at the mouth
of the Columbia River.  The allowable treaty harvest rate is 8.3% which is 
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize weekly openings on the Icicle River from
9pm Friday to 9pm Saturday starting May 25, 2018 and extending until 
July 28, 2018.  See regulations attached.
Spring chinook returns continue to be low and the Fish and Wildlife Committee does not want
to draw names for this fishery before good numbers of fish are available to catch.
Chinook returns in 2018 are expected to be good, which provides fishing opportunity.
Regulations for proposed Columbia RIver and tributary seasons are
contained in the attached resolution.
There is still harvestable sturgeon quota available in The Dalles and 
John Day Pools, therefore the Fish & Wildlife Committee reopens the
winter gillnet fishery in The Dalles Pool 6am Thursday March 15 to 
The Spring Fisher's Meeting will be held 
Monday March 19, 2018 10am - 4pm at the Hood River Inn.
See agenda attached
After reviewing the harvest data, the catch rates continue to be lower than expected in
The Dalles Pool, which allows for more fishing time.  Therefore, the Fish and Wildlife
The winter gillnet season in John Day Pool was set to close 
6pm Friday Feb 16, but has been extended to 6pm Friday March 2, 2018.
Bonneville Pool will open 6am Monday March 5, 2018.