News/Announcements

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

Additional fall gillnet openin

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize extending the current weekly opening to 6pm Fri Sep 1, 2023 and authorize another fall commercial gillnet opening in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Mon Sep 4 to 6pm Fri Sep 8, 2023.

2023 Open Fall Commercial Gillnet

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee has authorized the first two fall commercial gillnet openings in Zone 6 of the Columbia River.  6am Monday Aug 21 to 6pm Thurs Aug 24 and 6am Mon Aug 28 to 6pm Thurs Aug 31.  Downloadable regs attached

2023 Fall Fishers Meeting

Announcement

Fall Fishers Meeting  Monday Aug 14, 2023 10am to 2pm at the Best Western Hood River Inn.  Informational meeting on 2023 Fall run forecasts and fishing options.  

2nd Annual Willamette Falls Lamprey Celebration A Huge Success

Yakama Nation Fisheries Staff
Press release

Oregon City, Oregon -- The second annual Willamette Falls Lamprey Celebration on July 13th, 2023 was a huge success for the Yakama Nation in highlighting the collaborative work between tribes and key organization in restoring asúm; engaging with t

Re-Open Commercial Sales in Zone 6

Announcement

The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorizes fish caught with subsistence gears in Zone 6 and in selected YN Tributary fisheries to be allowed for commercial sales from 6 a.m. Friday, July 21, 2023, through 11:59 p.m.

Close Summer Commercial Gillnet and Commercial Sales

Announcement

The Columbia River Summer Chinook return to the mouth of the Columbia River has been downgraded to a total run of 57,000 adults.  Platform/H&L catches have exceeded projections to the point where there is risk of exceeding the Treaty Catch Gui

Expand Weekly Lamprey Fishing at Willamette Falls

Announcement

The Fish& Wildlife Committee authorize expanding the weekly fishing periods for lamprey at Willamette Falls from 5am Mondays to 6pm Saturdays.  Effective Monday July 10 through July 31, 2023.  See Updated permit request attached.  Contact the

Additional Summer Gillnet Opening in Zone 6

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee has authorized an additional gillnet opening in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Monday July 3 to 6pm Thursday July 6, 2023.  Full regulations attached.

Platform Hook & Line and Open Commercial Sales

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes fish caught with subsistence gears in Zone 6 and in selected YN Tributary fisheries to be allowed for commercial sale from 6 am Friday June 16, 2023 through 11:59 pm Monday July 31, 2023.  The first 2 s

Expand Weekly Openings on the Icicle River

Announcement

The Fish and Wildlife Committee EXPAND the weekly openings on the Icicle River from 5am Mondays to 9pm Saturdays.  See attached regs for full details.

2023 Willamette Falls Lamprey Permits

Announcement

The 2023 Subsistence FIshery for lamprey will be held during the months of June and July 2023 at Willamette Falls.  Turn in the attached permit request to the F&W Committee for authorization.  Flashboard installation is scheduled for the week

Close Zone6 Platform/Hook & Line Fishing

Announcement

The Columbia Upriver Spring Chinook run has been downgraded to 139,000 at the mouth of the Columbia River.  The allowable treaty harvest rate according to the Management Agreement in US v OR is 7.4%, which is projected to be exceeded before the en

Elders Only Below Bonneville Fishery 2023

Announcement

The Yakama Nation Fish & Wildlife Committee authorized two scheduled Elders Only Fishery openings below Bonneville Dam 6am to 4pm on Tuesday May 2 and Tuesday May 9, 2023.  Detailed regulations attached.  Please contact the Fish & Wildlife

2023 Platform Hook & Line Regulations

Announcement

The 2023 Platform Hook & Line Regulations are attached.  These provide the base regulations for the tributaries and Columbia River.