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Close Commercial sale of Platform H&L Fish

Platform/H&L catches have exceeded projections to the point there is risk of exceeding
the Treaty Catch Guideline before the end of the spring management period. Therefore

Extend Klickitat River Fishery

The Klickitat Hatchery is on track is on track to make broodstock with good numbers reported
to have passed Fishway #5.  Therefore, the F&W Committee hereby extends the Klickitat River

Open Spring Commercial Gillnet


The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize a commercial gillnet fishery in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6 am May 25 to 6pm May 27, 2016.  There will be no mesh restriction and all rivermouth and dam sanctuaries are still in effect.

Open Platform H&L Commercial Sales

The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorized fish caught with subsistence gears in Zone 6
and in selected YN tributary fisheries to be allowed for commercial sale from

CLOSE Below Bonneville Fishery

Spring chinook run counts over Bonneville Dam have been lower than expected and
it is too early to update the runsize.  To prioritize fish for ceremonial needs and to reduce 

Below Bonneville Fishery Opens

The Yakama Nation Fish & Wildlife Committee open the bank Hook and Line fishery
below Bonneville Dam from  April 21, 2016 - April 30, 2016; 5 am - 10pm,

2016 Subsistence Regulations

Spring Chinook returns in 2016 are expected to be good; providing for fishing opportunities.
Regulations for proposed Columbia River and tributary seasons are contained in the attached

Fishers Meeting January 25, 2016

The Fish & Wildlife committee has directed Fisheries Staff to schedule a Fisher's Meeting
for January 25, 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm at the Eagle Selatsee Auditorium, YN Agency Headquarters.

Open Sturgeon Setline Fishery

The tribal sturgeon setline fishery normally begins January 1 st of each year. At
the present time harvestable numbers of sturgeon are available

Extend Sturgeon SetLine Fishery


The setline fishery in The Dalles Pool will reopen from 6am November 16 and close 6pm November 25, 2015.

Bonneville Pool will reopen from 6am November 27 and close 6pm December 31, 2015.  

Reduce Klickitat Weekly Openings


 Klickitat River coho returns have been far less than expected which has caused concern

for reaching broodstock goals.

YN staff has begun collecting broodstock at the Lyle Falls trap in anticipation of a shortfall

Fishing tradition never let Yakamas down

Erika Schultz, Seattle Times
In The News

Washington's Klickitat River is one of th few places in the state where Yakama tribal members still fish for  salmon with dip nets on platform.

Expand Klickitat River Fishery

Klickitat River fall Chinook and Coho returns are expected to be good and
commercial sales are open, all of the Chinook and Coho are harvestable,
and there are no conservation or escapement needs.

2015 Fall Gillnet Season


The Yakama Nation Fish & Wildlife Committee authorized the first four (4) 2015 Commercial Fall Gillnet Fishing Seasons.  

DATES: 6 a.m. August 17 to 6 p.m. August 21

Fall Fisher's Meeting

The Fish and Wildlife Committee directed Fisheries Staff to schedule a fishers meeting
for Friday July 31, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hood River Inn in Hood River, OR.

2015 Summer Chinook Fishery

Open summer commercial gillnet openings in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from
6 a.m. June 16 to 6 p.m. June 19, from 6 a.m. June 22 to 6 p.m. June 25, and from
June 29 to July 2, 2015.