News/Announcements

Media, please contact Michelle Steg-Geltner at stem@yakamafish-nsn.gov to be directed to the appropriate contact.

2022 YN Winter Fishers Meeting

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Comittee authorize a Winter Fishers Meeting January 31, 2022 from 10am - 4pm via Zoom.  See attached for agenda and Zoom Link.  Join Zoom

2022 January Sturgeon Setline Fishery

Announcement

The YN Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize a commercial setline fishery for white sturgeon in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River. 

7am Saturday January 1 to noon Monday January 31, 2022.

Downloadable regs are attached.

Return of the Lamprey

Article by Sarah Ortiz, a Student Conservation Association intern with the Mid-Columbia Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
In The News

Tribal-led conservation helps revive an ancient fish in Wenatchee River

Coho Have a Banner Year

Marcy Stamper, Methow Valley News
In The News
"In the complex world of salmon recovery, coho are something of a success story right now".
 

Additional Fall commercial gillnet fishing time

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize two additional fall commercial gillnet openings from 6am Monday October 4 to 6pm Thursday October 7 and from 6am Monday October 11 to 6pm Thursday October 14, 2014.  See full regs attached. 

Additional Fall commercial gillnet fishing time

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize additional gillnet fishing time in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Monday Sep 27 to 6pm Friday October 1, 2021.  See regs attached.

Pacific Lamprey: Bringing Back an Ancient Fish

Carol Winkel, NWPCC
In The News

Article on the NWorthwest Power and Conservation Council's website, describing how Yakama Nation Lamprey Biologist Ralph Lampman briefed Council members on YN's efforts to restore this ecologically and cultually imporant species to levels that wil

Additional Fall commercial gillnet fishing time

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes additional fall commercial gillnet opening from 6am Monday Sept 6 to 6pm Friday Sept 10, 2021.  Download the full regs attached.

Open Fall Commercial Gillnet

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes the first two gillnet openings in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Monday Aug 23 to 6pm Thurs Aug 26 and 6am Mon Aug 30 to 6pm Thurs Sep 2, 2021.  See regs attached

2021 Fall Fishers Meeting

Announcement

Fall Fishers Meeting via Zoom Friday August 6, 2021.  See agenda attached.

Extend commercial Sales Fall Season

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes fish caught with Platform/ Hook & Line gears in Zone 6 and YN tributaries to be allowed for commercial sale from 12:01 am Sunday Aug 1 to 6pm Friday December 31,2021.  All other subsistence regulati

Additional Summer Gillnet Openings

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes extension of the summer commercial gillnet fishery in Zone 6 of the Columbia River:  6am Monday June 28 to 6pm Thurs July 1 and 6am Monday July 5 to 6pm Thurs July 8, 2021.

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.