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April 30, 2024 Spring Fishery Announcement

The four Columbia River treaty fishing tribes made the following fishery change:

Due to catches to date and catches projected through this week, and uncertainty in the spring run size, the tribes will close mainstem Columbia River spring season platform and hook-and-line
fisheries effective 6:00 PM on Thursday May 2, 2024.

The tribes will also suspend Ceremonial Permit fishing at this time.

The tribes will review catch estimates and future run size updates and determine if additional fishing time can be provided at a later date.

For more details about why this action was taken, visit this Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: (541)-386-6363 or toll-free (800)-487-FISH (3474). Show pride in your tribe’s treaty rights by carrying your tribal ID. Please consult your tribal Fisheries Department for additional details on tribal regulations. PLEASE WEAR YOUR LIFE JACKETS FOR SAFETY and avoid overloading your boats.


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