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Open Winter Gillnet Season


The Yakama Nation Fish and Wildlife Committee hereby authorize a commercial gillnet season on the Columbia River.  John Day Pool 6am Weds Feb 1 to 6pm Mon Feb 13.  The Dalles Pool 6am Sat Feb 4 to 6pm Mon Feb 6, 2023.  See regs attached for full d

Smelt Permits Available


The 2023 return of smelt to the Cowlitz River is forecasted to be similar to last year, which allows for fishing opportunity.  Attached is the 2023 smelt permit.  Fill out and turn in to the Fish & Wildlife Committee.  Be sure to report your h

Winter Fisher's Meeting


There will be a Winter Fisher's Meeting held Monday January 30, 2023 from 10am - 4pm at Legends Casino.  Lunch will be provided.  Agenda attached.

Open January Setlines 2023


The Yakama Nation Fish and Wildlife Committee hereby authorize a commercial setline fishery for white sturgeon in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River. 7am Sunday January 1 to noon Tuesday January 31, 2023.  See attached memo for full details.

YN Wins "Lamprey Rockstar Team Award"

Yakama Nation Fisheries
In The News
On December 14th, 2022, our Yakama Nation Fisheries, Pacific Lamprey Project received the "LAMPREY ROCKSTAR TEAM AWARD" at the Lamprey Information Exchange meeting in Portland, OR (held at the World Forestry Center).

Additional Fall commercial gillnet fishing time


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


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.