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

At the present time a total of 232 harvestable sturgeon are available in The Dalles Pool

and 722 are available in the Bonneville Pool of Zone 6 of the Columbia River.  

Klickitat River fall Chinook and Coho returns are expected to be good and
commercial sales are open, all of the Chinook and Coho are harvestable,
and there are no conservation or escapement needs.

The Yakama Nation Fish & Wildlife Committee authorized the first four (4) 2015 Commercial Fall Gillnet Fishing Seasons.  

DATES: 6 a.m. August 17 to 6 p.m. August 21

The Fish and Wildlife Committee directed Fisheries Staff to schedule a fishers meeting
for Friday July 31, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hood River Inn in Hood River, OR.
Open summer commercial gillnet openings in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from
6 a.m. June 16 to 6 p.m. June 19, from 6 a.m. June 22 to 6 p.m. June 25, and from
June 29 to July 2, 2015.
The Fish and Wildlife Comntittee authorize fish caught with subsistence gears
in the below Bonneville Area described in T-055-15 to be allowed for commercial sales
The Fish arid Wildlife Committee authorize summer commercial gillnet
openings in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6 a.m June 16 to 6 p.m. June 19,
The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorize a commercial gillnet fishery in all
of Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6 a.m. May 19 to 6 p.m. May 22,2015.
Spring Chinook are entering the Icicle River in good numbers. Leavenworth NFH staff
has indicated they have met their broodstock need. Therefore, the Fish and Wildlife
The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorize a commercial gillnet fishery in
all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6 a.m. May 12 to 6 p.m. May 15, 2015.
See attached regulations for further details.