News/Announcements

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Additional Fall commercial gillnet fishing time

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize additional commercial fall gillnet fishing time in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Monday Oct 3 to 6pm Thursday Oct 6, 2022.  See attached regs for full details

Open Fall Coho Fishing on the Icicle River

Announcement

The Yakama Nation Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize a weekly fishery on the Icicle River from 6 a.m. Mondays to 9 p.m. Saturdays from September 27 through November 26, 2022. See the attached regs for full details

Stop sacrificing Indigenous sacred sites in the name of climate change

Jeremy Takala (YN) and Lauren Goldberg (Columbia Riverkeeper), Seattle Times Op-Ed
In The News

Councilman Takala pens a joint op-ed with Columbia Riverkeepers to voice opposition against the Goldendale pumped storage project and brings awareness to "green energy" that compromises Tribal and cultural resources.

Bateman Island Causeway: Update

Dori Luzzo Gilmour NW Public Broadcasting
In The News
 
Update to a story about the causeway blocking the mouth of the Yakima River that impacts fish. Listen to the story here.

Extend Opening and Additional Fishing Time

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize extending the current weekly fishing opening to 6pm Friday Sept 23, 2022; and set additional commercial opening 6am Monday Sept 26 to 6pm Thursday Sept 29, 2022.  See regulations attached.

Additional Fall commercial gillnet fishing time

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorized additional fall commercial gillnet fishing time in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Monday Sep 19 to 6pm Thursday Sept 22, 2022.  See attached memo for full regulations.

Additional Fall commercial gillnet fishing time

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize additional fall commercial gillnet fishing time from 6am Mon Sept 12 to 6pm Sat Sept 17, 2022.  See attached regs for details

Yakama Nation demands illegal bridge blocking salmon be demolished

Articles by Action News Staff, KIMA News; Karlee Van de Venter, NBC; Gorge Country Media; Dori Luzzo Gilmour, NPR, NWPB; Madeleine Hagen, TriNews.com
In The News

Yakama Nation calls for removal of illegal causeway

Hundreds of people came to Wye Park on September 1 to attend a Yakama Nation event raising awareness about an illegal causeway bridge damaging local salmon survival.

In Case You Missed It: Honor the Wykanish

Andrea Tulee
In The News

On August 9th, 2022, the Yakama and the Umatilla Nations together honored the Wykanish at a community event at Fish Hook Park along the Snake River.  As Salmon People, we are committed to working with all sectors to restore our Wykanish (salmon) a