News/Announcements - Harvest

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Fisher's Meeting March 21, 2017

Announcement
A Fisher's meeting is scheduled for
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 10am to 4pm at 
the Hood River Inn.  Please see full agenda attached.

Open 2017 Winter Gillnet Season

Announcement
The Fish and Wildlife Committee approves the commercial
winter gillnet fishery for Zone 6 of the Columbia River according
to the regulations on the attached pages.  Please see the attached

2017 Smelt Permit

Announcement
There is evidence that smelt may be moving into the Cowlitz River.
 Attached is the 2017 smelt permit application.
Submit the completed application to Raemelle Kiona and she will issue the permit.

Week Nine Gillnet Opening

Announcement
The F&W Committe authorize a 9th fall commercial gillnet opening in zone 6
from 6 am Monday October 17 to 6 pm October 21, 2016.  
See attached regs for full details.

Open Fall Commercial Gillnet

Announcement
The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorize the first 4 2016 fall commercial gillnet fishing periods
in Zone 6 of the Columbia River.  From:
6am Monday August 22 to 6 pm Friday August 26,

Open Summer Fisheries!

Announcement
YN F&W Committee authorize 6am June 16 the opening of commercial sales of fish caught with
subsistence gears in Zone 6 and in selected YN tributaries.  See attached regs for full details.

Expand Icicle River Fishing

Announcement
Spring Chinook are entering the Icicle River in good numbers.  Leavenworth NFH staff has
indicated they have met their broodstock need.  Therefore, the Fish and Wildlife Committee

Close Commercial sale of Platform H&L Fish

Announcement
Platform/H&L catches have exceeded projections to the point there is risk of exceeding
the Treaty Catch Guideline before the end of the spring management period. Therefore

Extend Klickitat River Fishery

Announcement
The Klickitat Hatchery is on track is on track to make broodstock with good numbers reported
to have passed Fishway #5.  Therefore, the F&W Committee hereby extends the Klickitat River

Open Spring Commercial Gillnet

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize a commercial gillnet fishery in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6 am May 25 to 6pm May 27, 2016.  There will be no mesh restriction and all rivermouth and dam sanctuaries are still in effect.

Open Platform H&L Commercial Sales

Announcement
The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorized fish caught with subsistence gears in Zone 6
and in selected YN tributary fisheries to be allowed for commercial sale from

CLOSE Below Bonneville Fishery

Announcement
Spring chinook run counts over Bonneville Dam have been lower than expected and
it is too early to update the runsize.  To prioritize fish for ceremonial needs and to reduce 

Below Bonneville Fishery Opens

Announcement
The Yakama Nation Fish & Wildlife Committee open the bank Hook and Line fishery
below Bonneville Dam from  April 21, 2016 - April 30, 2016; 5 am - 10pm,

2016 Subsistence Regulations

Announcement
Spring Chinook returns in 2016 are expected to be good; providing for fishing opportunities.
Regulations for proposed Columbia River and tributary seasons are contained in the attached
resolution.

Fishers Meeting January 25, 2016

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife committee has directed Fisheries Staff to schedule a Fisher's Meeting
for January 25, 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Eagle Selatsee Auditorium, YN Agency Headquarters.