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 authorized an additional gillnet opening in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Monday July 3 to 6pm Thursday July 6, 2023.  Full regulations attached.

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes fish caught with subsistence gears in Zone 6 and in selected YN Tributary fisheries to be allowed for commercial sale from 6 am Friday June 16, 2023 through 11:59 pm Monday July 31, 2023.  The first 2...

The Fish and Wildlife Committee EXPAND the weekly openings on the Icicle River from 5am Mondays to 9pm Saturdays.  See attached regs for full details.

The 2023 Subsistence FIshery for lamprey will be held during the months of June and July 2023 at Willamette Falls.  Turn in the attached permit request to the F&W Committee for authorization.  Flashboard installation is scheduled for the week...

The Fish and Wildlife Committee hereby authorizes weekly openings on the Icicle River from 5amThursdays to 6pm Saturdays from May 25, 2023 through July 29, 2023.  See attached for full regulations.

The Columbia Upriver Spring Chinook run has been downgraded to 139,000 at the mouth of the Columbia River.  The allowable treaty harvest rate according to the Management Agreement in US v OR is 7.4%, which is projected to be exceeded before the...

The Yakama Nation Fish & Wildlife Committee authorized two scheduled Elders Only Fishery openings below Bonneville Dam 6am to 4pm on Tuesday May 2 and Tuesday May 9, 2023.  Detailed regulations attached.  Please contact the Fish &...

The 2023 Platform Hook & Line Regulations are attached.  These provide the base regulations for the tributaries and Columbia River.

The Spring Fisher Meeting was held Monday March 27,2023.  The meeting presenation is attached.

The YN Spring Fishers Meeting will be held Monday March 27, 2023 from 10am to 4pm at the Hood River Inn.  See the full agenda attached