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 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

The effort and harvest in the Priest Rapids and Wanapum pools has significantly declined.  Therefore the Fish &Wildlife committee hereby closes the sturgeon setline fishery in those pools at 6pm Saturday Dec 16, 2017. 

The sturgeon setline fishery in the Priest Rapids/ Wanapum pools was set to close
at 5pm December 2, 2017.  However, there has been good effort and harvest during this 
The Fish & Wildlife Committee Authorize a commercial sturgeon setline fishery
in Priest Rapids and Wanapum Pools from 7am Friday October 20 to 5pm
Saturday December 2, 2017.  Full regs attached.
The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorize additional gillnet fishing time in
Zone 6 from 6am Monday October 2 to 6pm Thursday October 5, 2017.
See attached for full regulations