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

The Fish & Wildlife Committee approves the commercial winter gillnet
fishery for Zone 6 of the Columbia River.  
The Dalles and John Days Pools open 6am Saturday February 1
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize smelt fishing in the Cowlitz River through 
March 2020.  Attached is the permit to be submitted to Raemelle for signature.
The Winter Fisher's Meeting will be held Friday January 31, 2020
from 10am to 4pm at Legends Casino 
Agenda attached
The YN Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes a commercial setline fishery
for white sturgeon in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River.  
7am Wednesday January 1 to Noon Friday January 31, 2020
Good numbers of coho are returning to the Icicle River.  The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorize
weekly openings on the Icicle River from 6am Tuesdays to 6pm Saturdays through
Due to the low fall chinook returns to date and the hatcheries are unlikely to achieve
broodstock collection in 2019, the fishery on the Yakima River will close
6pm Sat October 19, 2019.
Effective Monday October 7 the fishery period on the Klickitat River will
expand to 6am Mondays - 6pm Saturdays.
See attached CA for details
The Fish & Wildlife Committee has approved additional gillnet fishing time
from 6am Thurs Oct 3 to 6pm Sat Oct 5, 2019.
The Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery sanctuary has been reduced to
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes additional fall gillnet fishing time in Zone 6
from 6am Monday Sep 23 to 6pm Weds Sep 25, 2019.
Regs attached
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes the extension of the ongoing gillnet
fishery to 6pm Thursday Sep 19, 2019.
Committee Action attached