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 has authorizes another summer commercial
gillnet opening in Zone 6 from 6am Monday July 2 - 6pm Friday July 6, 2018
See attached regs
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. 
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
The Fish & Wildlife committee authorizes fish caught with subsistence gears
in Zone 6 and in selected YN tributary fisheries to be allowed for commercial
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.
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
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 
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.
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.
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.