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 authorize additional commercial fall gillnet opening in Zone 6
from 6am Monday Sep 16 to 6pm Wednesday Sep 18, 2019.
Regs attached
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize additional gillnet fishing time in 
Zone 6 of the columbia River from 6am Mon Sep 9 - 6pm Thurs Sep 12, 2019
Regs attached.
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize additional gillnet fishing time 6am Monday July 1 to 6pm Wednesday July 3, 2019. Regs attached.

The coho returns to the Klickitat River are expected to be good and commercial sales are open.  Therefore, the F&W committee EXPANDS the Klickitat River Fishery to a weekly schedule of 6am Mondays to 6pm Saturdays through Dec 29, 2018. 

Harvestable numbers of sturgeon are available in the Priest Rapids and Wanapum Pools
of the Columbia River.  Therefore the Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize a commercial
There are harvestable numbers of sturgeon availabile in the Bonneville Pool.
The Fish and Wildlife Committee has authorized a commercial sturgeon
setline fishery in Bonneville Pool from 6am Wed October 17 to 
Due to the low fall chinook returns to date, the Fish and Wildlife Committee is closing
the weekly subsistence fishing period on the Yakima River. 
See attached Committee Action for dettails.
Klickitat River fall chinook returns have been less than expected causing
concern for broodstock collection goals.  Therefore the Fish & Wildlife committee
The Fish & Wildlife committee authorize another week of gillnet fishing opportunity
6am Wednesday Oct 3 to 6pm Saturday October 6, 2018.
Regs attached
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize additional gillnet fishing opening
in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Wednesday Sept 26 to 6pm
Friday Sept 28, 2018.