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 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.  
The Winter Fisher's Meeting has been rescheduled for 
10am - 4pm Monday Feb 5, 2018 at the YN Heritage Theater.
Agenda attached.
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes a commercial gillnet season on the
Columbia River in The Dalles and John Day Pools from 6am Thursday Feb 1

Due to a death in the fishing community and out of
Respect for the one who passed and their family,
The YN Fisher Meeting on January 29, 2018 will be
We will reschedule the meeting and send out notice.

A fishers meeting will be held Monday January 29, 2018
from 10am - 4 pm at the Heritage Theater in Toppenish, WA.
See attached for meeting agenda.

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize smelt fishing in the Cowlitz River
through March 2018 according to the regulations on the attached permit.
At the present time harvestable numbers of sturgeon are available in Zone 6
of the Columbia River.  The Fish & Wildlife committee authorizes a commercial