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 are 132 harvestable sturgeon available int he John Day Pool.  Therefore the Fish
and Wildlife Committee authorizes a commercial sturgeon setline season in the John Day
The Fish and Wildlfie Committee authorizes two additional gillnet openings in Zone 6
of the Columbia River.  From 6 am Wednesday July 19 to 6 pm Saturday July 22 and
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes another summer commercial
gillnet opening in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Wednesday 
July 12 to 6 pm Saturday July 15, 2017.  7 in mesh restriction
The Yakama Nation Fish and Wildlife Committee authorizes
an additional commercial summer gillnet opening.
6am July 3 through 6pm July 6, 2017.  
Full regulations attached.
A subsistence fishery for Lamprey will be held during the months of June
and July 2017 at Willamette Falls and fishing must be conducted by permit
shown on the attached permit.  
The Fish& Wildlife Committee authorize the first 2 Commercial Summer Gillnet openings:
6am June 19 to 6pm June 22 and
6am June 26 to 6pm June 29, 2017.
See full regulations attached.
Due to the low spring chinook returns to date on the Icicle River, it is unlikely the
Leavenworth NFH will achieve broodstock collection.  The fishery on the Icicle
The Spring chinook escapement is on track to meet broodstock, therefore the
Fish &Wildlife Committee extends the Klickitat River Fishery through
The Fish and Wildlife Committee extends the sturgeon setline fishery
in the Priest Rapids and Wanapum Pools to 6pm June 10, 2017.  
See attached.
Spring chinook returns continue to be low.  The F&W Committee does
not want to draw names for the Drano Lake fishery until good numbers