News/Announcements

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Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery

Announcement

The F&W Committee authorizes the first two (2) summer commercial gillnet openings in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Weds June 16 to 6pm Sat June 19, 2021 and 6am Mon June 21 to 6pm Thurs June 24, 2021.  See full regs attached

Open Commercial Sales for Platform/ Hook & Line Caught fish

Announcement

The F&W Committee authorizes fish caught with subsistence gears in Zone 6, the YN fishing area below Bonneville Dam, and in selected YN Tributary fisheries to be allowed for commercial sales from 9pm Tuesday June 8 through 11:59pm Saturday Jul

Spring H&L Below Bonneville Dam

Announcement

The Spring run has been upgraded to 91,800 and there is increased opportunity during the spring management period.  Therefore, the F&W Committee opens the area below Bonneville Dam on June 7, 2021.5am to 10pm daily, hook and Line only, one pol

Willamette Falls Lamprey Fishery

Announcement

YN Fishing opportunity exists at Willamette Falls. A subsistence fishery for lamprey will be held during the months of June and July 2021 and fishing must be conducted by permit shown on the attached permit.

Expand Icicle River Fishery

Announcement

Leavenworth NFH staff has indicated they have met their broodstock needs.Therefore, the F&W Committee hereby expands the Icicle River Fishery to 6am Mondays through 6pm Saturdays starting June 7 through Saturday July 24, 2021.  See regs attach

Extend Klickitat River Fishery

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee hereby extends the Klickitat River Fishery through June 26, 2021 on the regular weekly schedule of Noon Wednesdays to 6pm Saturdays.  See regs attached.

Open Icicle River Fishery

Announcement

The Fish and Wildlife Committee hereby authorizes weekly openings on the Icicle River from Noon Thursday to 6 pm Saturdays effective May 20, 2021.  Full regs are attached

Open Wind River

Announcement

Spring chinook returns to the Carson National Fish Hatchery have been good and broodstock collection is nearly complete.  Therefore, the FIsh & Wildlife Committee hereby authorizes weekly openings on the Wind River from Noon Mondays to 6pm Sat

Hood River Bridge Replacement Survey

Announcement

During the Spring Fisher's Meeting there was a presentation about the White Salmon/ Hood River Brodge replacement project.  They are requesting insight from tribal fishers who frequently use the bridge.  The following link takes you to the survey

Close 2021 Winter Gillnet Season

Announcement

The sturgeon harvest guidelines have been met in the Bonneville, The Dalles, and The John Day Pools.  Therefore, the Fish & Wildlife Committee hereby closes the Winter Gillnet Season in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River for 2021.  The Platfo

Spring Fishers Meeting March 25, 2021

Announcement

The Fish and Wildlife Committee directed Fisheries Staff to schedule a fishers meeting for Thursday March 25, 2021 from 10am to 4pm via Zoom call.  The attached memo details the agenda and how to access the zoom meeting.

Gillnet Site Registration during the Pandemic

Announcement

Until Pandemic restrictions are lifted Gillnet Site Registration requests will need to be handled remotely through phone, email, or internet call.  Staff apologizes for the inconvenience and appreciates your patience and understanding.  Please see

Open Winter Gillnet Fishery in Bonneville Pool

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee approves the commercial winter gillnet fishery for the Bonneville Pool opening 6am Monday March 01 through 6pm Friday March 5, 2021.

See full regulations attached.

Reopen JD Pool

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee Reopens the winter gillnet fishery in the John Day Pool from 6am Wednesday Feb 24 to 6pm Friday February 26, 2021.  See full regulations attached

Open Winter Gillnet Season 2021

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee approves the commercial Winter Gillnet fishery for Zone 6 of the Columbia River according to the regulations attached.The fishery or specific pools, may be closed by emergency regulation is the sturgeon catch guid

2021 Smelt permits

Announcement

The smelt return to the Cowlitz River is expected to be moderate and similar to last year.  Therefore, the Fish & Wildlife Committee hereby authorize Smelt fishing in the Cowlitz River through March 2021 according to the regulations on the att

2021 Winter Fishers Meeting

Announcement

The Fish and Wildlife Committee directed Fisheries Staff to schedule  a fisheries meeting for Friday January 22, 2021 from 10am to 4pm via Zoom Call.

Please see the attached announcement and agenda for full meeting details.

2021 Sturgeon Setline Fishery

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize a tribal commercial setline fishery in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 7am January 1 to noon January 31, 2021.  Please see regulations attached.

Additional Fall commercial gillnet fishing time

Announcement

The Fish & WIldlife Committee authorize additional gillnet opening in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Monday October 5 to 6pm Wednesday October 7, 2020.  Regulations attached.