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CLOSE the platform/h&l fishery

The Columbia Upriver Spring chinook run has been downgraded to 
75,000 at the mouth of the Columbia River.  The allowable treaty harvest 

Close Wind River

Due to the low spring chinook returns to date and that the hatchery is 
unlikely to achieve broodstock collection in 2019, the Fish and Wildlife
Committee hereby closes the fishery on the Wind River

2019 Platform H&L Regulations

The Fish & Wildlife Committee has authorized the 2019 Subsistence Platform H&L
Regulations for the Columbia River and tributaries.  See the attached regs

Spring Fisher's Meeting

Spring Fisher's Meeting March 25
10am - 4pm at Hood River Inn, Hood River, OR
See full agenda attached

Extend Bonneville Pool Fishery

The winter gillnet fishery in the Bonneville Pool has been extended to
6pm Saturday March 23, 2019.  See Regulations attached

Open Winter Gillnet Fishery in Bonneville Pool

The Fish & Wildlife Committee approves the commercial winter gillnet
fishery for the Bonneville Pool opening 6am Friday March 1 through
6pm Wednesday March 12, 2019.
See regs attached

Extend Winter Gillnet in JD Pool

The Fish & Wildlife Committee extends the winter gillnet fishery in
The John Day Pool to 6pm Wednesday Feb 27, 2019. 
All other winter gillnet season regulations remain unchanged. 
See attached

Open 2019 Winter Gillnet Season

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize a commercial gillnet season on the
Columbia River.  The Dalles and John Day Pools open 
6am Friday Feb 1 - 6pm Wednesday Feb 13, 2019.

2019 Smelt Permits

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize smelt fishing in the Cowlitz River
through March 2019.  Please submit the attached permit to Raemelle Kiona

Winter Fishers Meeting

There will be a Winter Fisher's Meeting January 28, 2019
10am - 4pm at Legends Casino.  See agenda attached.

Yakama Nation Tribal Fishers Meeting

Roger Dick, Jr.

The Fish and Wildlife Committee directed Fisheries Staff to schedule a fishers meeting for Monday, January 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Legends Casino, Toppenish,    

2019 Open Sturgeon Setline Fishery

The Yakama Nation Fish & Wildlife Committee hereby authorize a commercial
setline fishery for white sturgeon in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River.
7am Thursday January 3 to noon Thursday January 31, 2019

Extend Priest Rapids/ Wanapum Setlines

The sturgeon setline fishery in Priest Rapids and Wanapum Pools has been extended to close 
5pm Dec 22, 2018.  See Committee Action attached.

Expand Klickitat River Fishery

The coho returns to the Klickitat River are expected to be good and commercial
sales are open.  Therefore, the F&W committee EXPANDS the Klickitat River Fishery

Open Sturgeon Setline Fishery in Bonneville Pool

There are harvestable numbers of sturgeon availabile in the Bonneville Pool.
The Fish and Wildlife Committee has authorized a commercial sturgeon
setline fishery in Bonneville Pool from 6am Wed October 17 to