News/Announcements - Harvest

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2018 Fall Commercial Gillnet Opening

The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorize additional gillnet fishing time
in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Wednesday Sept 19 to 6pm
Saturday Sept. 22, 2018.  Full regs attached.

Additional Fall Gillnet week

The Fish and Wildlife Commitee has authorized additional fall gillnet fishing time
from 6am Monday September 10 to 6pm Friday September 14, 2018.
See regs attached

2018 Fall Commercial Gillnet Openings

The Fish and Wildlife Commitee authorize the first 2 Commercial Fall Gillnet Openings
6am Monday Aug 27 - 6pm Thursday Aug 30 and
6am Monday Sep 3 - 6pm Friday Sep 7, 2018
See full regs attached

CLOSE the platform/h&l fishery

As of July 21,the Zone 6 treaty catch guideline has been exceeded.  Therefore,
the F&W Commitee hereby close the Platform H&L Fishery in the Columbia River

Open Setline Fishery in John Day Pool

There are 48 havestable sturgeon available in the John Day Pool.  Therefore, the
F&W Committee authorizes a commercial sturgeon setline season in the John Day Pool

Open Weekly Fishing on the Klickitat River

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes the opening of the Klickitat 
River fishery from noon Tuesdays to 6pm Saturdays starting
July 3, 2018 through6pm December 29, 2018

2018 Willamette Lamprey Permits

YN fishing opportunity for lamprey exists at Willamette Falls.  
Please see attached regs and permit application.  Permit must be turned into Raemelle for signature. 

Additonal Gillnet Season

The Fish & Wildlife Committee has authorizes another summer commercial
gillnet opening in Zone 6 from 6am Monday July 2 - 6pm Friday July 6, 2018
See attached regs

Close Icicle River Fishery

Due to the continued low spring chinook returns to the Leavenworth National Fish
Hatchery, the Fish and Wildlife Committee is closing the fishery on the Icicle River.
Please see regs attached. 

2018 Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize the first two summer commercial
gillnet openings in Zone 6:
6am June 18 - 6pm June 22 and
6am June 25 - 6pm June 29

Open Platform H&L Commercial Sales

The Fish & Wildlife committee authorizes fish caught with subsistence gears
in Zone 6 and in selected YN tributary fisheries to be allowed for commercial

Open Sturgeon Setline Fishery in John Day Pool

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.

ReOpen Zone 6 Platform/H&L

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

Close Platform H&L Fishery in Zone 6

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 

Open Icicle River Fishery

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.

Cancel May 1 Drano Opening

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.

2018 Subsistence P/H&L Regulations

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.

Reopen The Dalles and John Day Pools for Winter Gillnet

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 

Spring Fisher's Meeting

The Spring Fisher's Meeting will be held 
Monday March 19, 2018 10am - 4pm at the Hood River Inn.
See agenda attached