News/Announcements - Harvest

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2020 Ceremonial Permit Request

Announcement

The 2020 Ceremonial Permit Request Form is attached.

Print, fill out and submit to YN Fish & Wildlife Committee for approval.

2020 Close Winter Gillnet Season in Bonneville Pool

Announcement
The harvest guideline in the Bonneville Pool is expected to be acheived early.  Therefore the 
Fish & Wildlife Committee hereby closes the Winter gillnet fishery in the Bonneville Pool

Reopen John Day Pool Winter Gillnet

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee reopens the winter gillnet fishery in the John Day Pool
from 6am Thursday Feb 20 - 6pm Monday Feb 24, 2020.  All other winter gillnet regs
stay the same.  See attached.

Close Winter Gillnet Fishery in The Dalles Pool

Announcement
Sturgeon catches in The Dalles Pool winter gillnet fishery have been better than
expected and the guideline is projected to be achieved.
Therefore the Fish and Widllife Committee hereby closes

Open 2020 Winter Gillnet Season

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee approves the commercial winter gillnet
fishery for Zone 6 of the Columbia River.  
The Dalles and John Days Pools open 6am Saturday February 1

Smelt Permits available

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize smelt fishing in the Cowlitz River through 
March 2020.  Attached is the permit to be submitted to Raemelle for signature.

Winter Fishers Meeting

Announcement
The Winter Fisher's Meeting will be held Friday January 31, 2020
from 10am to 4pm at Legends Casino 
Agenda attached

Open January Setlines

Announcement
The YN Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes a commercial setline fishery
for white sturgeon in all of Zone 6 of the Columbia River.  
7am Wednesday January 1 to Noon Friday January 31, 2020

Open Fall Coho Fishery on Icicle River

Announcement
Good numbers of coho are returning to the Icicle River.  The Fish and Wildlife Committee authorize
weekly openings on the Icicle River from 6am Tuesdays to 6pm Saturdays through

Close Fall Chinook Fishing on the Yakima River

Announcement
Due to the low fall chinook returns to date and the hatcheries are unlikely to achieve
broodstock collection in 2019, the fishery on the Yakima River will close
6pm Sat October 19, 2019.

Additional Fall Gillnet week

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee has approved additional gillnet fishing time
from 6am Thurs Oct 3 to 6pm Sat Oct 5, 2019.
The Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery sanctuary has been reduced to

Additional Fall Gillnet week

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes additional fall gillnet fishing time in Zone 6
from 6am Monday Sep 23 to 6pm Weds Sep 25, 2019.
Regs attached

Extend ongoing gillnet season

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes the extension of the ongoing gillnet
fishery to 6pm Thursday Sep 19, 2019.
Committee Action attached

MODIFY Klickitat River opening

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee modifies the opening on the Klickitat River from
6am Mondays to 6pm Thursdays, effective Monday Sep 16, 2019.
Regs attached.

Additional Fall Gillnet week

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize additional commercial fall gillnet opening in Zone 6
from 6am Monday Sep 16 to 6pm Wednesday Sep 18, 2019.
Regs attached

Additional Fall Gillnet week

Announcement
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize additional gillnet fishing time in 
Zone 6 of the columbia River from 6am Mon Sep 9 - 6pm Thurs Sep 12, 2019
Regs attached.

2019 Fall Gillnet Fishery

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorzie the first 2 gillnet openings in Zone 6

of the Columbia River from 6am Mon Aug 26 to 6pm Wed Aug 28,2019 and from

6am Mon Sep 3 to 6pm Thurs Sep5,2019.