Nez Perce Tribe

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2013 Salmon Season Notices for Columbia Basin Zone 6

Nez Perce Tribe Season Notices 2013 For Spring/Summer Chinook, Fall Chinook, Coho, & Sockeye Salmon


Nez Perce Tribe Columbia River Fisheries Area:


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Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.


Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission
2013 Fishing Season Notice
Closure of the Columbia River Zone 6
Platform Hook and Line Fishery and Gillnet Permit Fishery
Effective 6PM Wednesday, October 9th through Midnight, October 31st

Columbia River Zone 6 Fishery:  Closure effective 6PM October 9th, 2013.

CRZ6 Platform Hook & Line Fishery:  Closed effective 6PM October 9th, 2013.

Fishing Below Bonneville Remains Closed:  Closed.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or  information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541-386-6363 or call toll-free 800-487-3474.

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission office at 208-843-9376 ext 4649 or via e-mail to nancymac@nezperce.org.

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.


Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission
2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-273
Columbia River Zone 6 Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
6AM Monday, September 30th through 6PM Thursday, October 3rd

Gear: Gillnets.  There is an 8" minimum mesh size requirement.

Allowable Sales:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence.  Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use.  Sturgeon  between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.  Sales of fish caught during open periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries: The Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary will be a 150 foot radius around the hatchery ladder, as well as all standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery: Platform Hook and Line fishing remains open for ceremonial, subsistence purposes and commercial fishing.

No Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville: Platform hook & line fishing on the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam remains closed for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee or the Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or  information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541-386-6363 or call toll-free 800-487-3474.

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission office at 208-843-9376 ext 4649 or via e-mail to nancymac@nezperce.org.

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.


Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission
2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-267
Columbia River Zone 6 Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
6AM September 24th through 6PM September 27th

Gear: Gillnets.  There is an 8" minimum mesh size requirement.

Allowable Sales:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence.  Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use.  Sturgeon  between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.  Sales of fish caught during open periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries: The Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary will be a 150 foot radius around the hatchery ladder, as well as all standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery: Platform Hook and Line fishing remains open for ceremonial, subsistence purposes and commercial fishing.

No Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville: Platform hook & line fishing on the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam remains closed for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee or the Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or  information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541-386-6363 or call toll-free 800-487-3474.

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission office at 208-843-9376 ext 4649 or via e-mail to nancymac@nezperce.org.

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.


Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission
2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-259
Columbia River Zone 6 Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
6AM September 16th through 6PM September 20th

Gear: Gillnets.  There is an 8" minimum mesh size requirement.

Allowable Sales:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence.  Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use.  Sturgeon  between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.  Sales of fish caught during open periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries: The Spring Creek Hatchery sanctuary will be a 150 foot radius around the hatchery ladder, as well as all standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery: Platform Hook and Line fishing remains open for ceremonial, subsistence purposes and commercial fishing.

No Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville: Platform hook & line fishing on the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam remains closed for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee or the Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or  information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541-386-6363 or call toll-free 800-487-3474.

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission office at 208-843-9376 ext 4649 or via e-mail to nancymac@nezperce.org.

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.


Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission
2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-253
Columbia River Zone 6 Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
Effective 6PM September 10th Through 6PM September 14th

Gear: Gillnets.  There is an 8" minimum mesh size requirement.

Allowable Sales:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence.  Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use.  Sturgeon  between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.  Sales of fish caught during open periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries: All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery: Platform Hook and Line fishing remains open for subsistence purposes fishing.

No Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville: Platform hook & line fishing on the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam remains closed for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee or the Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or  information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541-386-6363 or call toll-free 800-487-3474.

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission office at 208-843-9376 ext 4649 or via e-mail to nancymac@nezperce.org.

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.


Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission
2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-231
Columbia River Zone 6
Commercial Gillnet Fishery
6:00 AM August 19th Through 6:00 PM August 21st
6:00 AM August 26th Through 6:00 PM August 30th
6:00 AM September 3rd Through 6:00 PM September 7th

Gear: Gillnets.  There is an 8" minimum mesh size requirement.

Allowable Sales:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence.  Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use.  Sturgeon  between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.  Sales of fish caught during open periods may be sold after the open period.

Sanctuaries: All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery Platform Hook and Line fishing remains open for ceremonial, subsistence purposes and commercial fishing.

No Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville: Platform hook & line fishing on the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam remains closed for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee or the Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or  information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541-386-6363 or call toll-free 800-487-3474.

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission office at 208-843-9376 ext 4649.

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.


Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission
2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-224
Columbia River Zone 6
Platform and Hook & Line Fishery
Effective 6PM August 12th
Open Until Closed

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery

Platform Hook and Line fisheries and in fisheries downstream of Bonneville Dam may be sold commercially or be retained for ceremonial or subsistence use..

No Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville

Downstream of Bonneville Remains Closed.  Platform hook & line fishing on the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam remains closed for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee or the Nez Perce Tribe Fish & Wildlife Commission.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or  information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541-386-6363 or call toll-free 800-487-3474.

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission office at 208-843-9376.

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.


Nez Perce Tribe
2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-184
Columbia River Zone 6
Summer & Fall Ceremonial Subsistence Gillnet Permit Fishery
Effective 6PM August 3rd through 6PM August 9th


Gear:  No mesh size requirements.

NO ALLOWABLE SALES  

Target fishery:   Chinook & Sockeye Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be kept for ceremonial and subsistence purposes only.  Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use. Sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect. 

Catch Reports are Mandatory. 

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery

Platform Hook and Line fishing remains open for subsistence purposes fishing.

No Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville

Platform hook and line fishing on the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam remains closed for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC or the NPTEC.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or  information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541.386-6363 or call toll-free 800.487-3474.

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission office at 208-843-9376.

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.


Nez Perce Tribe
2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-211
Columbia River Zone 6
Summer & Fall Ceremonial Subsistence Gillnet Permit Fishery
Effective 6AM July 30th through 6PM August 3rd


Gear:  No mesh size requirements.

NO ALLOWABLE SALES  

Target fishery:   Chinook & Sockeye Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be kept for ceremonial and subsistence purposes only.  Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use. Sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect. 

Catch Reports are Mandatory.   Separate reports required for Summer- July 30  & 31, and then Fall- from August 1 to August 3.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery

Platform Hook and Line fishing remains open for subsistence purposes fishing.

No Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville

Platform hook and line fishing on the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam remains closed for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC or the NPTEC.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or  information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541.386-6363 or call toll-free 800.487-3474.

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission office at 208.843-9376.

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.


Nez Perce Tribe
2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-203
Columbia River Zone 6
Commercial Gillnet Fishery
Effective 6AM July 22  through 6PM July 25


Gear:  No mesh size requirements.

Allowable Sales:   Chinook, sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use. Sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery
Platform Hook and Line fishing remains open for ceremonial, subsistence purposes and commercial fishing..   Fish harvested after July 27 in the Zone 6 platform hook and line fisheries can only be retained for subsistence purposes.

No Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville

Platform hook and line fishing on the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam remains closed for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC or the NPTEC.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541.386-6363 or call toll-free 800.487-3474. 

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
2013 Season Regulation #NP13-196
Columbia River Zone 6
Commercial Gillnet Fishery
Effective 6AM July 15 through 6PM July 18


Gear:  Gillnets with a 7 inch or larger mesh size are required.

Allowable Sales:   Chinook, sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp,
catfish, bass, and yellow perch
may be sold or kept for subsistence.
Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools
may be retained only for subsistence use. Sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork
length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez
Perce Tribe shall remain in effect.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery
Platform Hook and Line fishing remains open for subsistence purposes and
commercial fishing.

No Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville
Platform hook and line fishing on the Columbia River downstream of
Bonneville Dam remains closed for commercial, ceremonial and subsistence
purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC or the NPTEC.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or
information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,
Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541.386-6363 or call toll-free 800.487-3474.

REMINDER:  SALES OF SALMON CAUGHT IN THE SNAKE RIVER BASIN TRIBUTARIES IS NOT ALLOWED.

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal
regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional
information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez
Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission office at 208.843-9376 extension
4649 or via email to nancymac@nezperce.org.
Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
2013 SEASON FISHING REGULATION #NP13-191
Clearwater River Subbasin and all its tributaries
Spring & Summer Chinook Salmon
Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishery Closure
Effective 6PM (PST) July 10

 
Clearwater River Subbasin & all its tributaries Spring & Summer Chinook Closure includes:   Mainstem Clearwater River, South Fork Clearwater, North fork Clearwater, Clear Creek, Lochsa River and the Selway River and all other tributaries.
 
Justification:   Nez Perce Tribe has reached its Chinook tribal harvest share for the Clearwater River.
 
All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, as well as cooperate with the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement (DFRME).  If you have fishing enforcement problems, please contact the NPT DFRME at 208.843-7143 or toll free 1-877.790-3474.
 
There may be fish distributions that occur after certain areas have closed.  These fish are not counted against the tribal harvest share but are made available to meet tribal subsistence needs.

All usual and accustomed Nez Perce fishing areas remain open until closed for subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the Nez Perce Tribe

Fish and Wildlife Commission (NPTFW).  For additional information regarding the Nez Perce fishing regulations, please contact the NPTFWC at 208.843-9376 ext. 4649 or via e-mail to nancymac@nezperce.org.

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping  areas clean.

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.
 
Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
2013 Season Regulation #NP13-182
Columbia River Zone 6
Commercial Gillnet Fishery
Effective 6AM July 1 through 6PM July 3

 
Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect.
 
Gear:  Gillnets with a 7 inch or larger mesh size are required.
 
Allowable Sales:   Chinook, sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use. Sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery and Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville Columbia River Zone 6 and fisheries downstream of Bonneville platform and hook and line fisheries will be closed for both commercial and subsistence purposes each Sunday and Monday beginning Sunday June 30 through Monday July 29.  Other platform and hook and line regulations remain unchanged. Fish harvested during open fishing periods may be sold at any time even after the open fishing period. Please contact your tribe for details on your tribe's fisheries downstream of Bonneville.
 
Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect applicable to hook and line gear.
 
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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or
information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,
Hood River, Oregon. Phone:  541.386-6363 or call toll-free 800.487-3474.


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REMINDER:  SALES OF SALMON CAUGHT IN THE SNAKE RIVER BASIN TREATY FISHERY ARE NOT ALLOWED.

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 All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertainingto this fishery, and shall cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement. For additional information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce TribeFish and Wildlife Commission office at 208.843-9376 ext. 4649 or via e-mail to nancymac@nezperce.org.


Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
2013 Season Regulation #NP13-168

Columbia River Zone 6 Gillnet Fishery
Commercial & Subsistence Season

Effective 6AM June 17 through 6PM June 21
6AM June 24 through 6PM June 27

Area:   All of Zone 6
 
Restrictions:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez
Perce Tribe shall remain in effect.
 
Gear:   Gillnets with a 7 inch or larger mesh size are required.
 
Allowable Sales:   Chinook, sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp,
catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence.
Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The Dalles and John Day pools
may be retained only for subsistence use. Sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork
length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained only for subsistence use.
 
Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez
Perce Tribe shall remain in effect applicable to this fishery.
 
Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fishery
The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fisheries will be open for both
commercial and subsistence purposes under rules adopted previously.
 
Platform and Hook and Line Fishery Downstream of Bonneville
Salmon and other species except sturgeon may be sold or kept for subsistence
from the platform and hook and line fishery downstream of Bonneville during
times when any tribe has an open fishery during the summer management
period. Fishers are reminded sales may not occur on COE property at
Bonneville dam and that sturgeon may not be retained for any purpose in the
tribal fisheries downstream of Bonneville. Please consult specific
regulations including open fishing times and other rules.
 
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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or
information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,
Hood River, Oregon. Phone: (541) 386-6363 or call toll-free (800) 487-FISH
(3474).
 
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All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal
regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional
information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the
NPTFWC office at (208) 843-9376.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
2013 Season Regulation #13-159
Columbia River Zone 6
Spring Platform Hook and Line Subsistence & Commercial Fishery

Effective 6AM June 8 through 6PM July 31
 
Area:   All of Zone 6
 
Restrictions:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez
Perce Tribe shall remain in effect.
 
Gear:   Hoopnets, Dip Nets, and Hook and Line. Previous gear restrictions
are rescinded.
 
Allowable Sales:   Chinook, sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp,
catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. For
only the period between 6:00 AM June 8 and 11:59 PM June 15, sturgeon
between 43-54 inches fork length harvested in The Dalles Pool downstream of
the grain elevator at Rufus may be sold or kept for subsistence.  At other
times and in other areas, sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork length in The
Dalles and John Day pools may be retained only for subsistence use. Sturgeon
between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville Pool may also be retained
only for subsistence use.
 
Note:   Setline fishery may close prior to June 15 if the commercial harvest
guideline is projected to be reached.
 
Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez
Perce Tribe shall remain in effect applicable to hook and line gear.
 
Note: The sturgeon setline fishery in The Dalles pool continues through June
15 under rules set previously.  Summer Season commercial gillnet regulations
will be announced on June 11.
 
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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or
information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,
Hood River, Oregon. Phone:  541.386-6363 or call toll-free (800) 487-3474.
 
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All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal
regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement.  For additional
information on the regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the FWC
office at 208.843-9376 ext. 4649 or via e-mail to
nancymac@nezperce.org.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
Fishing Regulation #NP13-132
Closure of the Columbia River Zone 6
Platform and Hook and Line Fishery and Gillnet Permit fishery
Effective 11:59PM, Saturday, May 18
 
 
COLULMBIA RIVER ZONE 6 FISHERY:    Closed.
 
CRZ6 PLATFORM HOOK & LINE FISHERY:    Closed.

 
FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE:    Closed.
 
 
The reason is that the agreed to spring chinook harvest rate has been
reached. At this time, mainstem fisheries are not-scheduled to re-open until
June 16.
 
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All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal
regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement .  For additional
information on the regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and
Wildlife Commission office at 208 843-9376.
 
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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or
information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,
Hood River, Oregon. Phone: 541.386-6363 or call toll-free 800.487-3474.
 
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Due to lack of a quorum, the FWC meeting is rescheduled to 5PM Monday, May
20 at the FWC building.
 
For more information, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the FWC office
208.843-9376 or via e-mail to nancymac@nerzperce.org.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
2013 Season Notice for the Columbia River Zone 6

 
Spring Chinook Subsistence Gillnet Permit Fishery
Closure Date 6PM, Wednesday, May 15

 
Spring Chinook Ceremonial Gillnet Permit C1314
Closure Date 6PM, Friday, May 17

 
GEAR:  There will be no minimum mesh size restrictions.
 
NO ALLOWABLE SALES.
 
SANCTUARIES:  All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce
Tribe shall remain in effect.
Catch Reports are mandatory; submit Catch Reports to the FWC office within
five (5) business days upon completion of each permit or at the closing of
this season, whichever comes first.
 
All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal
regulations pertaining to this fishery, and shall cooperate with the
Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement, Nez Perce Tribe
Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement and the DFRM
Harvest monitors.
 
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PLATFORM HOOK & LINE:  Mainstem platform and hook and line fishing remains
open for subsistence purposes until further notice, permit not required.  No
sales of fish allowed.
 
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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or
information, day or night contact the CRITFE Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive,
Hood River, Oregon. Phone:   541.386-6363 or call toll-free 800.487-3474.
 
Please wear your life jackets for safety.
 
FWC Meeting 5PM Thursday, May 16 at the FWC building, 315 B Street, Lapwai, ID.
 
For further information on this regulation, please contact Nancy McAllaster
at the FWC office at 208.843-9376 ext. 4649 or via e-mail to
nancymac@nezperce.org.

Columbia River Zone 6 Permit Fishery Announcement
Fish and Wildlife Commission
Columbia River Zone 6 Spring Chinook Permit Fishery

Columbia River Zone 6 Spring Chinook ceremonial and subsistence gillnet
and/or driftnet fishing permit applications are available at the FWC office
and can be found on the Nez Perce Tribal web site.   Deadline for
applications is noon Monday, April 8.  Allocation for the amount of fish per
permit will be made after the deadline.  The season opening will be
announced next month and will depend largely on the fish run.
 
Ceremonial salmon is used for tribal ceremonial dinners both on and off the
reservation.  Recipients of ceremonial salmon through this process include
churches, longhourses, powwows, program dinners and other tribal events.
 
Subsistence salmon is used for personal subsistence purposes.
 
This is separate from the salmon that the FWC stores for use throughout the
year for funerals, memorials, namings, and other tribal ceremonies where an
application is required instead of a permit.
 
For information, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the FWC office at
208.843-9376 extension 4649 or via e-mail to nancymac@nezperce.org, or
contact a member of the FWC, Erik Holt (erikh@nezperce.org), Herbert Jackson
(herbertj.generalcouncil@nezperce.org), Gary Dorr (garyd@nezperce.org),
Timothy "Al" Wheeler or Quintin Ellenwood (quincye@nezperce.org).

 

2013 Season Regulation Notice NPTFWC #13-065
Columbia River Zone 6
Winter Commercial Gillnet Fishery in the Bonneville Pool Season Closure
Effective 6PM March 6

 
The regulations for the winter gillnet fishery in The Dalles pool remain
unchanged including the allowable sales.
 
GEAR:   There is no mesh size restriction.
 
Allowable Sales for The Dalles Pools:
  Sturgeon between 43 inches and 54
inches fork length.  Sturgeon of legal size may be sold or kept for
subsistence.  Steelhead, walleye, shad, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch
may also be sold. Tribal fishers are reminded to use their first salmon in
an appropriate traditional manner.
NOTE: The tribes may take action to close any pool prior to March 21 if the
commercial sturgeon harvest guideline for that pool is met before then.
 
Salmon Sales Rule:  No salmon caught after 6:00 PM on Wednesday March 6 in
any tribal mainstem fishery may be sold.
 
Sanctuaries: All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce
Tribe shall remain in effect.
 
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Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries:
  Fish harvested in the Zone 6
platform and hook and line fisheries during times when commercial gillnet
fishing occurs in that pool are allowed to be sold.  The allowed species for
sale are the same as the gillnet fishery. The same size limits for sturgeon
as the gillnet fishery also apply to the Zone 6 platform and hook and line
fishery. Platform and hook and line fishing for subsistence purposes is
allowed in all of Zone 6. After 6 PM, March, only fish caught in The Dalles
Pool can be sold.
 
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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or
information, day or night contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribe Fisheries
Enforcement Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: (541)
386-6363 or call toll-free (800) 487-FISH (3474).
 
All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal
regulations pertaining to this fishery.  For additional information on the
regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and
Wildlife Commission office at (208) 843-9376 extension 4649 or via e-mail to
nancymac@nezperce.org.


SEASON REGULATION NPTFWC 13-058
Columbia River Zone 6
Winter Commercial Gillnet Fishery Season Closure
For John Day Pool
Effective 6PM, February 27
The regulations for the winter gillnet fisheries in the Bonneville and The
Dalles pools remain unchanged including the allowable sales.

 
Gear:   There is no mesh size restriction.
 
Allowable Sales for Bonneville and The Dalles Pools:  Sturgeon between 43
inches and 54 inches fork length in The Dalles pool and Sturgeon between 38
inches and 54 inches fork length in the Bonneville pool.  Sturgeon of legal
size may be sold or kept for subsistence.  Chinook, Steelhead, walleye,
shad, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch may also be sold. Tribal fishers
are reminded to use their first salmon in an appropriate traditional manner.
NOTE: The tribes may take action to close any pool prior to March 21 if the
commercial sturgeon harvest guideline for that pool is met before then.
 
Fish landed prior to 6:00 PM on February 27 may be sold even after February 27.
 
SANCTUARIES:  All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce
Tribe shall remain in effect.
 
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Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries:
  Fish harvested in the Zone 6
platform and hook and line fisheries during times when commercial gillnet
fishing occurs in that pool are allowed to be sold.  The allowed species for
sale are the same as the gillnet fishery. The same size limits for sturgeon
as the gillnet fishery also apply to the Zone 6 platform and hook and line
fishery.  Platform and hook and line fishing for subsistence purposes is
allowed in all of Zone 6.
 
Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville Dam:  Chinook, Steelhead, walleye, shad,
carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch caught downstream of Bonneville Dam may
also be sold during times and at places when tribal fisheries are open and
when sales of the same species are allowed in Zone 6. Sturgeon are not
allowed to be retained in tribal fisheries downstream of Bonneville Dam. No
sales of fish are allowed on COE property at Bonneville Dam.
 
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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or
information, day or night contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribe Fisheries
Enforcement Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone:
541.386-6363 or call toll-free 800.487-3474.
 
NEXT FWC MEETING IS 5PM FEBRUARY 25 AT THE FWC BUILDING.
 
All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal
regulations pertaining to this fishery.  For additional information on the
regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and
Wildlife Commission office at .208.843-9376 or via e-mail to
nancymac@nezperce.org.


  
Regulation NPTFWC 13 #032
2013 SEASON NOTICE
Columbia River Zone 6 Winter Commercial Gillnet Fishery Season Opening
Effective 6AM February 1 through 6PM March 21
or as promulgated by the NPTFWC
 
GEAR:   There is no mesh size restriction.
 
Allowable Sales:
  Sturgeon between 43 inches and 54 inches fork length in
The Dalles and John Day pools.   Sturgeon between 38 inches and 54 inches
fork length in the Bonneville pool.  Sturgeon of legal size may be sold or
kept for subsistence.  Chinook, Steelhead, walleye, shad, carp, catfish,
bass and yellow perch may also be sold. Tribal fishers are reminded to use
their first salmon in an appropriate traditional manner.
 
NOTE:  The tribes may take action to close any pool earlier if the commercial
sturgeon harvest guideline for that pool is met before March 21.
 
Sales are restricted to Sturgeon only. Sturgeon between 43-54 inches fork
length in The Dalles and John Day pools may be sold or retained for
subsistence use. Sturgeon between 38-54 inches fork length in the Bonneville
pool may also be sold or retained for subsistence use.  Salmon and steelhead
may not be sold but may be retained for subsistence. Platform caught
sturgeon of legal size may be sold during open commercial periods. Sturgeon
must be delivered to the buyer "in the round", with fins, guts, scutes, and
gills intact.  Sales of fish caught during the open period for gillnet
fishing are allowed after the end of the open period as long as the fish
were landed during the open period.
 
 
SANCTUARIES:
  All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries for the Nez Perce
Tribe shall remain in effect.
 
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Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries:
Fish harvested in the Zone 6 platform and hook and line fisheries during
times when commercial gillnet fishing in that pool are allowed to be sold. 
The allowed species for sale are the same as the gillnet fishery. The same
size limits for sturgeon as the gillnet fishery also apply to the Zone 6
platform and hook and line fishery.
 
 
Fisheries Downstream of Bonneville Dam:

Chinook, Steelhead, walleye, shad, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch
caught downstream of Bonneville Dam may also be sold during times and at
places when tribal fisheries are open and when sales of the same species are
allowed in Zone 6. Sturgeon are not allowed to be retained in tribal
fisheries downstream of Bonneville Dam. No sales of fish are allowed on COE
property at Bonneville Dam. Please consult your tribe directly concerning
your tribe's regulations of fisheries downstream of Bonneville Dam.
 
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If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need assistance or
information, day or night contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribe Fisheries
Enforcement Office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon. Phone: (541)
386-6363 or call toll-free (800) 487-FISH or 3474.
 
FWC has old computers so some characters and symbols may appear different
than they actually are, if you have trouble with the message, please contact
the FWC office.
 
All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal
regulations pertaining to this fishery.  For additional information on the
regulations, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and
Wildlife Commission office at 208.843-9376.

 

 

2013 Salmon Season Notices for Snake Basin River & Tributaries

Nez Perce Tribe Snake River Basin & Tributaries:

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Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
2013 Tributary Season Regulation #NP13-305



Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.

Fishery Closure for Fall Chinook and Coho Salmon in the Clearwater River
  & its Tributaries and Closure of Commercial, Subsistence & Ceremonial

  Gillnet Treaty Fishing in the Clearwater River
  Closure of Coho Salmon Fishering in all Areas

  Emergency Closure -
Effective at 6:00 PM November 1, 2013


Fall Chinook & Coho Salmon Fishing Areas Closed:

Mainstem Clearwater River and its tributaries including Lochsa, Selway & South Fork Clearwater Rivers. Coho salmon fishing closed in all waters.

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Areas Remaining Open to Steelhead & Fall Chinook Salmon Fishing:

Steelhead fishing remains open in all areas. Fall Chinook salmon fishing areas Include the reach of the mainstem Snake River from Lower Granite Dam upstream to Hells Canyon Dam, mainstem Salmon River and its tributaries, Tucannon River, Grande Ronde River and its tributaries, and Imnaha River and its tributaries; in areas where steelhead and fall chinook are known to migrate and spawn. Fishers are encouraged to release wild fish unharmed. Permits are required for mass catch fishing as well as complying with other regulations and sections of the Tribal Code pertaining to this fishery.

Fishing Gear and Methods:

Use of all traditional Nez Perce fishing gear and methods are authorized in open fishing areas including, but not limited to, spear, gaff, dipnet, hoop net, and hook and line. Permits are required for use of gillnets, driftnets and set nets in open fishing areas.

Sanctuary:

No fishing will be allowed in a 100 yard radius from the fish ladder entrance to the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery complex located on the Mainstem Clearwater River near Cherry Lane or in the Clear Creek or. Fishers will not disturb fish spawning areas.

Season Length:

The tribal fishery will remain open until the Tribe???s hatchery harvest goals are attained, wild fish harvest limits are reached, or fish begin spawning, whichever comes first or as promulgated by the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission.

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COMMERCIAL FISHERIES

Permit Requirement:

Tribal members choosing to participate in the mass catch commercial treaty fishery must apply for, and obtain, a Nez Perce Tribal fish permit for fishing gear and methods that maybe authorized for use in accordance with this season regulation. Permit Applications are available by contacting the FWC office. An application cannot be used as a permit.

Permits Use and Mandatory Reporting:

Fishers are required to inform the Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement at 208. 843-7143 or 1.877-790-3474 before using their permits. Mandatory reporting catch by 1PM Monday each week permit is in use by contacting the DFRM Harvest at 208.843-7320. Fisher must have permit on them while fishing and when transporting fish caught during this fishery.

Fishing Area:

Snake River mainstem from an area upstream of the Lower Granite Dam to the area downstream of the Hells Canyon Dam.

Fishing Methods:

Set nets, drift nets, and gillnets are allowed with no minimum mesh size or length restrictions. No permit holder is authorized to fish using gillnets in such a way that gillnets may span the entire river width. Additional gear types including, but not limited to the following, may be used: setline, hoopnet, weirs, traps, nets and seines. Requests for use of other Nez Perce Traditional gear types & methods will be reviewed and may be authorized by the FWC.

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Special Requirements When Selling Fish:

Fish can only to be sold according to regulated commercial seasons. Fishers must have a Nez Perce Tribal enrollment identification card, a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point Training Certification, a HACCP Plan and a HACCP Sanitation Plan. Fishers must provide receipts to non-Nez Perce fish buyers for the protection of the fish buyer. FWC has receipt books available as well as fisher handbooks available for fishers.

The following is recommended information to have on receipts:

    1. Fish Seller???s Name and Tribal I.D. number.
    2. Name of the fish buyer.
    3. Date of sale.
    4. Amount of fish sold or number of pounds.
    5. Species of fish and where it was caught.
    6. NPT DFRM Enforcement phone number (208) 843-7143 or toll free1-877-790-3474.


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All Nez Perce Tribal Code sections and regulations applicable to this fishery remain in effect. Nets and gear must be checked regularly. Please catch only what you are able to handle properly. A Fishing permit may be revoked at the discretion of the FWC for the remainder of the season if Permit Holder is non-compliant with existing fishery season regulations and the Nez Perce Tribal Code. Fisher may be subject to civil or criminal penalties depending upon violation of Nez Perce Tribal Code or NPT fishing regulations. Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and wear your life jacket for safety.

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement Dispatch at 208.843-7143 or toll free 1.877.790-3474.

The next Fish and Wildlife Commission meeting is scheduled for 5PM Tuesday, November 12 at the FWC building, 315 B Street, Lapwai. Since FWC has a 2003 word program all characters may not be recognized by newer programs and some characters may appear as question marks or other symbols.

For a permit application or more information on this regulation, contact Nancy McAllaster at the FWC office at 208.843-9376 ext. 4649 or via e-mail to nancymac@nezperce.org.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
Tributary Regulation #NP-082613-SRB-C



Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.

Season Closure Notice
Nez Perce Tribe

2013 Snake River Basin and its Tributaries are Closed to
 Spring/Summer Chinook
Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishing

Effective Date: August 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM
(Local Time)


Fishery Closure Area

The entire Snake River Basin and its tributaries where spring and summer Chinook return to spawn are closed to fishing. (Certain areas have closed previously by Tribal action).

The Tribe will be co-managing the run to ensure fish are contributed to hatchery broodstock and natural spawning objectives.  

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean.  For additional information regarding Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at (208) 843-9376.  If you have fishing or enforcement problems contact the Nez Perce Tribe Conservation Enforcement at (208) 843-7143 or toll free 1-(877)-790-3474.

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.

Nez Perce Tribe
2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-232
 
Ceremonial, Subsistence & Commercial Treaty Fisheries
 
For Steelhead, Fall Chinook & Coho Salmon in the
 
Snake River Basin
  Effective 6AM August 22nd

Closure for Coho Salmon is 6PM November 15th
Closure for Fall Chinook is 6PM November 15th
Closure for Steelhead is 11:59PM December 31st
Unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC

Ceremonial & Subsistence Fisheries

Fishing Areas:   Areas open to Nez Perce treaty fishing will include the reach of the mainstem Snake River from Lower Granite Dam upstream to Hells Canyon Dam, mainstem Clearwater River and its tributaries including Lochsa, Selway & South Fork Clearwater rivers, mainstem Salmon River and its tributaries, Tucannon River, Grande Ronde River and its tributaries, and Imnaha River and its tributaries; in areas where steelhead and fall Chinook are known to migrate and spawn.

Fishing Gear and Methods:  Use of all traditional Nez Perce fishing gear and methods are authorized, including, but not limited to, spear, gaff, dipnet, hoop net, and hook and line. Fish Species: Tribe will harvest hatchery Steelhead and hatchery Snake River Fall Chinook and Coho Salmon in the treaty fishery, and encourage the release of wild fish unharmed. Season Length:  The tribal fishery will remain open until the Tribe's hatchery harvest goals are attained, wild fish harvest limits are reached,or fish begin spawning, whichever comes first or as promulgated by the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission. 

Commercial Fisheries

Permit Requirement:  Tribal members choosing to participate in the masscatch commercial treaty fishery must apply for, and obtain, a Nez Perce Tribal fish permit for fishing gear and methods that maybe authorized for use in accordance with this season regulation.  Permit applications are available by contacting the FWC office.  Fisher must have permit on them while fishing and when transporting fish caught during this fishery.  An application cannot be used as a permit.

Permits Use and Mandatory Reporting:  Fishers are required to inform the Department of Fisheries Resources Management Harvest at 208. 843-7320 before using permits.  Mandatory reporting of catch by 1PM Monday each week permit is in use by contacting the DFRM Harvest at 208.843-7320.

Fishing Area:  Snake River mainstem from an area upstream of the Lower Granite Dam to the an area downstream of the Hells Canyon Dam, and on the mainstem Clearwater River from its confluence with the Snake River upstream to the east boundary of the 1863 Reservation.

Sanctuary:  No gillnet fishing will be allowed in a 100 yard radius from fish ladder entrance to the Nez Perce Tribal Hatchery complex located on the Mainstem Clearwater River near Cherry Lane or in the Clear Creek.

Season Length:  Closure for Coho Salmon is 6PM November 15, Closure for Fall Chinook is 6PM November 15, Closure for Steelhead is 11:59 p.m.  December 31, unless otherwise promulgated by the FWC.

Fishing Methods:  Set and drift gillnets are allowed with no minimum mesh size or length restrictions.  No permit holder is authorized to fish using gillnets in such a way that gillnets may span the entire river width.  Additional gear types including, but not limited to the following, may be used:  setline, hoopnet, weirs, traps, nets and seines permit.  Requests for use of other Traditional gear types & methods will be reviewed and may be authorized by the FWC.

Requirements for all species of commercial fishing during allowable sales seasons:  Fishers must have a Nez Perce Tribal enrollment identification card - NPTC ?3-1-17.  Also required are Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point training certification, a HACCP Plan and a HACCP Sanitation Plan. Fishers must provide receipts to fish buyers.  FWC has receipt books available as well as fisher handbooks.

The following is recommended information for receipts:

a.  Fish Seller's Name and Tribal I.D. number.

b.  Name of the fish buyer.

c.  Date of sale.

d.  Amount of fish sold or number of pounds.

e.  Species of fish and where it was caught.

f.   NPT DFRM Enforcement phone number (208) 843-7143 or toll free 1-877-790-3474.

All Nez Perce Tribal Code sections and regulations applicable to this fishery remain in effect.  Nets and gear must be checked regularly.  Please catch only what you are able to handle properly.  A Fishing permit may be revoked at the discretion of the FWC for the remainder of the season if Permit holder is non-compliant with existing fishery season regulations and the Nez Perce Tribal Code, and fisher may be subject civil or criminal penalties depending upon violation of Nez Perce Tribal Code or NPT fishing regulations.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and wear your life jacket for safety.

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement Dispatch at 208.843-7143 or toll free 1.877.790-3474.

For more information on this regulation or for a permit, please contact the FWC office at 208.843-9376 ext. 4649.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
Tributary Regulation #NP-062413-IRC
       
 

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.

Season Notice
Nez Perce Tribe
2013 Imnaha River
Spring Chinook
Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishery is Closed
Effective Date: July 21, 2013  TIME: 12:00 PM (Noon PST)

Fishery Closure Area

Imnaha River:
The area closed to fishing on the Imnaha River will be from confluence with mainstem Snake River upstream to upper reaches of the river where fish can migrate to spawn.

The Nez Perce Tribe has reached its spring Chinook tribal harvest share for wild and/or hatchery fish for Imnaha River.  The Tribe will be co-managing the run to ensure hatchery broodstock and natural spawning objectives are also achieved. 

There may be some fish distributions that occur after the season has closed.  These fish are not counted against the tribal harvest share but are made available to meet tribal subsistence needs.

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean.  For additional information regarding Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at (208) 843-9376.  If you have fishing or enforcement problems contact the Nez Perce Tribe Conservation Enforcement at (208) 843-7143 or toll free 1-(877)-790-3474.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
2013 Closure of Cleaerwater River Subbasin Chinook Salmon Fishery
Season Regulation #NP13-191

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
2013 SEASON FISHING REGULATION #NP13-191
Clearwater River Subbasin
Spring & Summer Chinook Salmon
Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishery Closure
Effective 6PM (PST) July 10

Clearwater River Spring & Summer Chinook Closure includes:  Mainstem Clearwater River, South Fork Clearwater, Clear Creek, Lochsa River and the Selway River.

Justification:   Nez Perce Tribe has reached its Chinook tribal harvest share for the Clearwater River. 

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, as well as cooperate with the NezPerce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement (DFRME).  If you have fishing enforcement problems, please contact the NPTDFRME at 208.843-7143 or toll free 1-877-790-3474.

There may be fish distributions that occur after certain areas have closed.  These fish are not counted against the tribal harvest share but are made available to meet tribal subsistence needs.

All usual and accustomed Nez Perce fishing areas remain open until closed for subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the Nez Perce Tribe

Fish and Wildlife Commission (NPTFW).  For additional information regarding the Nez Perce fishing regulations, please contact the NPTFWC at 208.843-9376ext. 4649 or via e-mail to nancymac@nezperce.org.

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
Tributary Regulation #NP-062413-IRC

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.

 Season Notice

Nez Perce Tribe

2013 Imnaha River

 Spring Chinook

Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishery is Closed

Effective Date:_________  TIME:___PM (PST)

 

The Imnaha River spring Chinook treaty fishery is open until closed.  For 2013, the Tribe is targeting 91 adult spring Chinook (11 wild and 80 hatchery).  Given the low number of fish coming back this year and low harvest goals, this fishery will close once we have harvested the 11 wild spring Chinook or the 80 harvestable hatchery share.  The closure season notice will go into effect once either of those two conditions are met.  The Tribe encourages Tribal members to release wild fish if you are fishing in a type of fishing gear that allows you to do so.

The Tribe will have harvest monitors and Conservation Enforcement officers working at Imnaha River to help the Tribe responsibly manage this fishery.

 

Fishery Closure Area

 

Imnaha River:

The area closed to fishing on the Imnaha River will be from confluence with mainstem Snake River upstream to upper reaches of the river where fish can migrate to spawn.

 

The Nez Perce Tribe has reached its spring Chinook tribal harvest share for wild and/or hatchery fish for Imnaha River.  The Tribe will be co-managing the run to ensure hatchery broodstock and natural spawning objectives are also achieved. 

 

There may be some fish distributions that occur after the season has closed.  These fish are not counted against the tribal harvest share but are made available to meet tribal subsistence needs.

 

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean.  For additional information regarding Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at (208) 843-9376.  If you have fishing or enforcement problems contact the Nez Perce Tribe Conservation Enforcement at (208) 843-7143 or toll free 1-(877)-790-3474.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
Tributary Regulation #NP-062613-RRC

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.

 Season Notice

Nez Perce Tribe

2013 Rapid River and Little Salmon River Spring Chinook

Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishery is Closed

Effective June 26, 2013 6PM (MST)

 

Fishery Closure Area

 

Rapid River/Little Salmon River:

Area of the Little Salmon River from its mouth upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate, and on the Rapid River from its mouth upstream to 60 feet below the hatchery trap on Rapid River.

 

The Nez Perce Tribe has reached its spring Chinook tribal harvest share for Rapid River and Little Salmon River.  The Tribe is concerned about obtaining the 2013 broodstock requirements.

 

There may be some fish distributions that occur after the season has closed.  These fish are not counted against the tribal harvest share but are made available to meet tribal subsistence needs.

 

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean.  For additional information regarding Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at (208) 843-9376.  If you have fishing or enforcement problems contact the Nez Perce Tribe Conservation Enforcement at (208) 843-7143 or toll free 1-(877)-790-3474.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
Tributary Regulation #NP-061213-LR/WRC

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to that authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulation for the Nez Perce Tribe.

Season Closure Notice

Nez Perce Tribe

2013 Lostine and Wallowa River Spring Chinook

Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishery is CLOSED

Effective June 12, 2013 12:00PM (PST)

--Until Further Notice--

 

Fishery Closure Area

 

Lostine/Wallowa Rivers:

Area closed to fishing by Nez Perce tribal members include the reach of the Wallowa River from its confluence with Minam River upstream to the confluence with the Lostine River; then from the mouth of the Lostine River upstream to 10 feet below the end of the permanent concrete sill and weir structure.  The entire reach of river above the weir is closed to fishing.

 

The Nez Perce Tribe has closed this fishery due to concerns over acquiring sufficient numbers of fish for broodstock and low number of fish available for harvest. 

 

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean.  For additional information regarding Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at (208) 843-9376.  If you have fishing enforcement problems contact the Nez Perce Tribe Conservation Enforcement at (208) 843-7143 or toll free 1-(877)-790-3474.

Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission
2013 Closure of Lookingglass Creek Spring Chinook Salmon Fishery
Season Regulation #NPl3-158

NEZ PERCE TRIBE
2013 SEASON FISHING NOTICE
Lookingglass Creek Spring Chinook Salmon
Ceremon
ial & Subsistence Treaty Fishery is CLOSED
Effective 12PM (PST) June 9, 2013

 

FISHERY CLOSURE AREA

Lookingglass Creek: Area closed to fishing for Lookingglass Creek will be from its mouthupstream to 10 feet below the adult trap.

Justification: Nez Perce Tribe has reached its spring Chinook tribal harvest share for wild and hatchery fish for Lookingglass Creek.

There may be some fish distributions that occur after the season has closed. These fish are not counted against the tribal harvest
share but are made available to meet tribal subsistence needs.

All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to this fishery, as well as cooperate
with the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement (DFRME). If you have fishing enforcement
problems, please contact the NPT DFRME at (208) '843-7143 or toll free 1-(877)-790-3474.

Please Carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing. Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its
place and by keeping areas clean.

All usual and accustomed Nez Perce fishing areas remain open until closed for subsistence purposes unless
otherwise promulgated by the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission (NPTFW). For additional information
regarding the Nez Perce fishing regluations, please contact the NPTFWC at (208) 843-9376 ext. 4649.

P.O. Box 365. 315 "8'' Street. Lapwai. Idaho 83540-0365
Phone:(208) 843-8376 ext. 4648 • Fax:(208) 843-7381

SEASON NOTICE
Nez Perce Tribe
No Allowable Sales
For Snake River Basin On-Reservation or Off-Reservation Treaty Fisheries
for Snake River Spring & Summer Chinook

*Effective Immediately*

 

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife.  Pursuant to this authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulations for the Nez Perce Tribe.


Allowable Sales:  No sales of hatchery or wild/natural Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon (sales of wild adipose Chinook salmon
that have an adipose fin present is not allowed) are authorized for fish caught in the Tucannon, Clearwater, Salmon, Imnaha, and Grande Ronde river subbasins, or the mainstem Snake River. 

No salmon sales allowed by Nez Perce Tribal members unless
otherwise promulgate by an official regulation adopted by the NPTFWC.
Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean.  For additional information regarding Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at (208) 843-9376.  If you have fishing enforcement problems contact the Nez Perce Tribe Conservation Enforcement at (208) 843-7143 or toll free 1-(877)-790-3474.

Season Regulation #NP-040813SRB-TO

Pursuant to the Nez Perce Tribal Code Section 3-1-11, the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to promulgate annual and seasonal hunting and fishing regulations and prescribe the manner and methods which may be used in taking fish and wildlife. Pursuant to this authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulations for the Nez Perce Tribe

 

2013 Nez Perce Tribe Tributary Spring & Summer Chinook Treaty Fisheries in the Snake Basin

-Season Open Until Closed-

 

CLEARWATER RIVER SUBBASIN

 

Mainstem Clearwater: Confluence with the Snake River upstream to the confluence with the Lochsa and

Selway rivers.

 

North Fork Clearwater: Confluence with the mainstem Clearwater River upstream to the Dworshak dam.

 

South Fork Clearwater: Confluence of the South Fork Clearwater River with the Middle Fork Clearwater River upstream to the weirs located on, Newsome Creek, Red River and Crooked River (area above the weirs are closed).

 

Clear Creek: Confluence with the mainstem Clearwater River upstream to 10 feet below the hatchery weir.

 

Lochsa River: Area directly below the hatchery trap on Walton Creek, tributary to Lochsa River, downstream to the confluence of Lochsa River with Selway River and the Middle Fork Clearwater River (Three Rivers area).

 

Selway River: Area from mouth of Selway River upstream to the just below the mouth of Meadow Creek.

 

SALMON RIVER SUBBASIN

 

Rapid River/Little Salmon River: Area of the Little Salmon River from its mouth upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate, and on the Rapid River from its mouth upstream to 60 feet below the hatchery trap on Rapid River.

 

South Fork Salmon River: Area open to fishing would include the South Fork Salmon River from 10 feet below the weir (RM 72) downstream to the confluence with the Salmon River.

 

Secesh River: Area open to fishing on the Secesh River is from its confluence with mainstem South Fork Salmon River upstream to weir (weir located at Chinook Campground).

East Fork South Fork/Johnson Creek: Area open to fishing on the East Fork South Fork Salmon River is from its confluence with South Fork Salmon River upstream to Johnson Creek, and on Johnson Creek from its mouth upstream to 10 feet below the weir.

    Big Creek: Area open to fishing will be from mouth of Big Creek confluence with Middle Fork Salmon River upstream.

   IMNAHA RIVER SUBBASIN

Imnaha River: Prior to weir installation the area open to fishing on the Imnaha River will be from confluence with mainstem Snake River upstream to upper reaches of the river where fish can migrate to spawn—after the weir is installed, the upper most area open to fishing will be up to 10 feet below the weir.

*Prior to weir installation fishing area will include the Nez Perce traditional “usual and accustomed” area of the Blue Hole and other areas located above the site of the Gumboot weir.

GRANDE RONDE RIVER SUBBASIN

Lostine/Wallowa Rivers: Area open to fishing by Nez Perce tribal members include the reach of the Wallowa River from its confluence with Minam River upstream to the confluence with the Lostine River; then from the mouth of the Lostine River upstream to 10 feet below the end of the permanent concrete sill and weir structure (the fishing area boundary below the weir will be marked for tribal members to identify the closed fishing area).

Lookingglass Creek: Area open to fishing for Lookingglass Creek will be from its mouth upstream to 10 feet below the adult trap.

 

TUCANNON RIVER SUBBASIN

Tucannon River: The area open to fishing by Nez Perce tribal members include the mainstem Tucannon River from the Snake River confluence upstream to 60 feet below the adult trap at the Tucannon Fish Hatchery.

MAINSTEM SNAKE RIVER

Snake River: Area of the mainstem Snake River, from Little Goose Dam upstream to the Hells Canyon Dam will be open to Ceremonial and Subsistence fishing (commercial fishing regulations and area will be addressed in a separate season notice if a commercial season is authorized at a later date).

 

Nez Perce Gear Types and Fishing Methods:

Fishing methods permitted for use by tribal members may include, but is not limited to the following traditional fishing gear: gaff, dip net, hoopnet, longbow, spear, scaffold, and hook and line.

Release wild fish (adipose fin present) when possible if caught by hook-and-line or by net fishing (dip net, hoopnet, other), by doing so will help the Tribe keep the impacts to wild fish low and keep a fishery open longer.

Season Length:

Tributaries are “Open until closed” by tribal fishing regulation. Typically, tributary fisheries will remain open until one of the following conditions result: tributary-specific harvest goal is reached, wild spring & summer Chinook impact levels are attained, or natural spawning begins, whichever comes first.

 Harvest Reporting:

Tribal members participating in the treaty fishery are encouraged to report their catch each week to Nez Perce Tribe Harvest Monitoring Program staff. This will help in managing our treaty spring/summer Chinook fisheries in a responsible and timely manner.


Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place and by keeping areas clean.  For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission at (208) 843-9376.  If you have fishing enforcement problems contact the Nez Perce Tribe Conservation Enforcement at (208) 843-7143 or toll free 1-(877)-790-3474.

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