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May 15, 2024 Spring Season Fishery Announcement

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

In an effort to balance the limited number of available chinook under the allowed harvest rate, with the need to provide additional fishing opportunities, the tribes will open the Zone 6 Platform and Hook-and-line fishery for subsistence use only on a weekly schedule from 6AM Thursday to 6PM Saturday with a goal of weekly openings through the remainder of the spring management period.

The first opening will begin on Thursday, May 16.

For fishers using hook-and-line gear, only two poles per person are allowed. Other platform gears are allowed under standard gear regulations. Contact your tribe’s fish and wildlife department for details on gear rules.

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

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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