News/Announcements

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

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

In Case You Missed It: Lamprey Harvest Celebration

Andrea Tulee
In The News

The Yakama Nation with the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs held a Pacific lamprey harvest celebration and community event near Willamette Falls on July 30th, 2022. 

Open Fall Commercial Gillnet 2022

Announcement

The Yakama Nation Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes the following Fall Commercial Gillnet openings : 6am Mon Aug 22 - 6pm Thurs Aug 25; 6am Mon Aug 29 to 6pm Fri Sep 2; and 6am Mon Sep 5 to 6pm Sat Sep 10, 2022.  See attached regs for full

Extend commercial Sales Fall Season

Announcement

The YN Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes extending commercial sale for the platform/hook & line Fishery.  See attached

Fall Fishers Meeting

Announcement

Fall Fishers Meeting August 11, 2022.  10am - 4pm at Legends Casino- Columbia Room Lunch provided.  See agenda attached

Extended Lamprey Fishing Opportunity at Willamette Falls

Announcement

Due to the increased water flows at Willamette Falls, flashboard installation was delayed.  Therefore the Fish & Wildlife Committee has extended the Lamprey Fishing Permits at Willamette Falls to Aug 31, 2022.  The attached permit can be fille