JULY 28, 2023
10AM to 3PM
A one-day event for Columbia River treaty fishers to get information, resources, and training that will help them improve river safety, fish quality, and equipment maintenance. The event and lunch are free for all Yakama, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Nez Perce tribal members. The Columbia River Indian Fishers Expo is hosted by the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission.
Click the button below to reserve your free ticket and to register for one of the food handling classes if you need to get a food handlers card or renew an expired one. (Note: there are only 30 slots for the food handling classes, so register early to guarantee a spot.)
The Expo will include a raffle for attendees. Raffle items are still being collected. Some of the prizes so far include:
- Traeger grill
- 300′ 45 mesh deep 8″ fall webbing
- Electronic commercial scales
- Life jackets
- Beacon lights
- Gift cards
- Rope and net materials
- 10am Tradeshow Opens
- 10am Food Handlers Safety Class, Danita Macy, OSU Extension
- Noon: Lunch (provided)
Lunchtime panel: “From Waters to Markets: Empowering Tribal Fishers in Public Sales and Farmers Markets”*
- 3pm Expo Ends
The lunch presentation “From Waters to Markets: Empowering Tribal Fishermen in Public Sales and Farmers Markets” will feature panelists who will discuss the thriving world of selling tribal fish directly to the public and through farmers markets. The panel will explore the unique opportunities, challenges, and successes that arise when tribal fishers engage in direct sales, connecting their catch with enthusiastic consumers. The panelists will share their experiences and insights of selling tribal fish in public markets. They will delve into topics such as sustainable fishing practices, community engagement, economic empowerment, marketing strategies, and regulatory considerations.
If you need more information or have questions about tabling opportunities, please contact event coordinator Faron Scissons at (503) 238-0667.
The annual Columbia River Indian Fishers Expo is a chance for fishers to learn how to improve their safety, marketing, and business.
(updated June 29, 2023)
Sponsors and Supporters
The Columbia River Indian Fishers Expo is made possible thanks to generous donations from our sponsors: