News/Announcements - Harvest

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Willamette Falls Lamprey Permits

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee has authorized lamprey harvest at Willamette Falls according to the regulations on the attached Permit.

Summer Commercial Gillnet Openings

Announcement

The first two Commercial Summer Gillnet Openings have been set for 6am Monday June 17 to 6pm Weds June 19 and 6am Monday June 24 to 6pm Thursday June 27, 2024. Commercial sales also open 6am Monday June 17.  See attached regs for full details.

Expand Icicle River Fishery

Announcement

The Yakama Nation Fish & Wildlife Committee expands the weekly fishery on the Icicle River to 5 a.m. Mondays to 9 p.m. Saturdays effective June 5, 2024 through July 27, 2024

Expand Zone 6 Weekly Platform openings

Announcement

The the Fish and Wildlife committee hereby expands the platform h&l fishery weekly openings to 6am Wednesdays to 6pm Saturdays; for subsistence only, effective 6am Wednesday June 5, 2024 throu

2024 Icicle River Fishery Opens

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize weekly openings on the Icicle RIver from 5am Thursdays to 9pm Saturdays effective May 23, 2024.  See the attached regulations for full details.

2024 Close Zone 6 Platform/Hook & Line Fishery

Announcement

The Fish and Wildlife Committee hereby closes the Platform Hook and line Fishery in Zone 6 of the Columbia River at 6pm Thursday May 2, 2024.  The closure will remain in effect until enough Spring Chinook  are available for tribal harvest not to e

Spring Fishers Meeting Presentation

Announcement

Spring Fishers Meeting Presenation that was presented at the Spring Fisher Meeting Friday March 29, 2024 at Legends Casino.

2024 Spring Fishers Meeting

Announcement

The 2024 Spring Fishers Meeting will be held Friday March 29, 2024 at Legends Casino from 10am - 4pm.  See agenda attached.

Additional Sturgeon Setline Seasons

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize additional sturgeon setline seasons in the Bonneville Pool from 6am Saturday March 2 to 6pm Monday March 4, 2024; and in the John Day Pool from 6am Thursday March 7 to 6pm Monday March 1

2024 Subsistence Regulations

Announcement

The 2024 Annual Subsistence Regulations were approved by Tribal Council and are now available.  They can be downloaded here.

February Sturgeon SetLine Seasons

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee hereby authorize a commercial sturgeon setline season in Zone 6 of the Columbia River.

2024 Smelt Permits

Announcement

The 2024 Smelt return is expected to be good and similar in size to the 2022 & 2023 returns in the Cowlitz River.

2024 January SetLine Season

Announcement

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.  From 7am Friday January 1 to Noon Wednesday January 31, 2024.  Full Regulations Attached 

Expand weekly openings on the Klickitat River

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee EXPANDS the weekly openings on the Klickitat River from 6 am Mondays to 6 pm Saturdasy effective Monday October 9 through December 30, 2023.

Weekly Fall Openings on the Icicle River for coho

Announcement

The FIsh & Wildlife Committee authorize weekly openings on the Icicle River for fall coho fishing from 6am Mondays to 9pm Saturdays starting Monday Sept 25 - Nov 25, 2023.  See regs attached

Additional Commercial Fall Gillnet Fishing in Zone 6

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize two additional fall commercial gillnet openings in Zone 6 of the Columbia RIver.  6am Mon Sept 25 - 6pm Fri Sept 29 and 6am Mon Oct 2 - 6pm Fri Oct 6, 2023.  Downloadable regs attached

Additional Fall Commercial Gillnet Seasons

Announcement

The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorize two additional fall commercial gillnet openings in Zone 6 of the Columbia River from 6am Mon Sept 11 to 6pm Fri Sept 15 and 6am Mon Sept 18 to 6pm Fri Sep 22, 2023.  The sancutary at Spring Creek has als

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