Nez Perce Tribe

Department of Fisheries Resources Management

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2014 Salmon Season Notices for Columbia Basin Zone 6

2014 Nez Perce Tribe Season Notices 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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-286
Columbia River Zone 6
Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
6AM October 13 to 6PM October 16, 2014


Gear:  There is an 8 inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  All salmon, including chinook & sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. Fish landed during open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes.  Sturgeon may NOT be sold, but 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNLESS PROMULGATED BY THE NPTEC.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-279
Columbia River Zone 6
Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
6AM October 6 to 6PM October 10, 2014


Gear:  There is an 8 inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  All salmon, including chinook & sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. Sturgeon may NOT be sold, but 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-268A
Columbia River Zone 6
Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Continued Season from 6AM September 22 to 6PM September 26, 2014
AND From 6AM September 29 to 6PM October 3, 2014


Gear:  There is an 8 inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  All salmon, including chinook & sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. Sturgeon may NOT be sold, but 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-265
Columbia River Zone 6
Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6AM September 22nd to 6PM September 25th, 2014


Gear:  There is an 8 inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  All salmon, including chinook & sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. Sturgeon may NOT be sold, but 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-230
Columbia River Zone 6
Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6AM August 18 to 6PM August 22
6AM  August 25 to 6PM August 30

6AM  September 2 to 6PM September 6

6AM  September 8 to 6PM September 13
6AM  September 15 to 6PM September 19



Gear:  There is an 8 inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  All salmon, including chinook & sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. Sturgeon may NOT be sold, but 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-209
Columbia River Zone 6
2014 Upriver Spring Chinook
Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6AM, July 28th through 6PM July 31st



Gear:  No minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  All salmon, including chinook and sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-202
Columbia River Zone 6
2014 Upriver Spring Chinook
Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6AM, July 21st through 6PM July 25th



Gear:  No minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  All salmon, including chinook and sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-195
Columbia River Zone 6
2014 Upriver Spring Chinook
Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6AM, July 14th through 6PM July 18th



Gear:  No minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  All salmon, including chinook and sockeye, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes. 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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-181
Columbia River Zone 6
2014 Upriver Spring Chinook
Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6AM, June 30th through 6PM July 8th

  6AM, July 7th through 6PM July 11th


Gear:  7 inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes.  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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-167
Columbia River Zone 6
2014 Upriver Spring Chinook
Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6AM, June 16th through 6PM, June 19th and 6AM, June 23rd through 6PM, June 26th


Gear:  There is a 7" minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes.  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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ALLOWABLE SALES ARE CLOSED FOR THE FISH CAUGHT IN THE SNAKE RIVER BASIN AND ITS TRIBUTARIES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-161
Columbia River Zone 6
2014 Upriver Spring Chinook
Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6AM, June 10th through 6PM June 12th


Gear:  There will be no minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes.  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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Reguation NPTFWC 14-154
Columbia River Zone 6
2014 Upriver Spring Chinook
Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6AM, June 3rd through 6PM June 6th


Gear:  There will be no minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad walleye, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes.  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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Reguation NPTFWC 14-148
Columbia River Zone 6
2014 Upriver Spring Chinook
Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6AM, May 28th through 6PM May 31st


Gear:  There will be no minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, shad walleye, carp, catfish, bass and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence purposes.  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 relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC. The Zone 6 platform and hook & line fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes under the rules adopted previously.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Notice
Columbia River Zone 6
2014 Upriver Spring Chinook
Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6AM, May 20th through 6PM May 22nd


Gear:  There will be no minimum mesh size restriction.

NO ALLOWABLE SALES of Spring Chinook salmon or other fish species:  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.

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this fishery.

 

ZONE 6 PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fisheries will remain open for both commercial and subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.

 

FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information at 208.843.9376.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely handle.


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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-129
Columbia River Zone 6
2014 Upriver Spring Chinook Ceremonial & Subsistence
Gillnet Fishery Season
Revise Closure Date - 6PM May 9


Gear:  There will be no minimum mesh size restriction.

 

NO ALLOWABLE SALES of Spring Chinook salmon or other fish species:  Spring Chinook salmon may be kept for ceremonial or subsistence purposes depending upon permit authorization. 

 

Sanctuaries:   All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe remain in effect for this Upriver Spring Chinook Ceremonial and Subsistence Gillnet Permit fishery.

 

Special Regulations:  All Nez Perce Tribe fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code, Tribal Regulations and must cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement and data collection activities conducted by the Department of Fisheries Resources Management Harvest Division staff members.

Key provisions that apply include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • NPT Code § 3-1-45 which states that Tribal members shall have in possession a copy of the fishing permit.  Each permit will include the following information: fishers listed on the permit; location(s) of fishing and amount of gear to be used at each location; beginning and ending fishing dates; type of gear to be used; signature by the Fish and Wildlife Commission; and reporting requirement (see below for further detail on report requirements).
  • NPT Code § 3-1-48 (a) (3) No person shall sell or barter, offer for sale or barter, or, being a commercially licensed fish buyer or wholesale fish dealer, have in his possession fish taken for ceremonial purposes;
  • NP Tribal  Code § 3-1-30 Boat Safety  A person commits a boat safety infraction if while operating a boat and while engaged in fishing activities pursuant to this chapter he does not have:   (a)  one (1) life preserver per person and one (1) fire extinguisher on board;    (b)  running lights which shall be mounted to the hull of the boat and turned on during hours of darkness while being operated;    (c)  portable boat lights placed in a conspicuous location, if running lights are not available; and
  • NPT Code §3-1-48 (6) No person shall continue to fish once the catch limit set out in the ceremonial permit has been achieved. 

 

Catch Reporting:   Written Catch Report to the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission is required within five business days upon completion of each permit or at the closing of the ceremonial season whichever comes first.  This report is to include the exact amount of fish taken under permits authorized and issued by the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

 

PLATFORM HOOK AND LINE fishing includes the following fishing gear:  traditional fishing gear, dipnet, hoopnet and spear will remain open for subsistence purposes. no fish sales allowed during this fishery.

 

SUBSISTENCE BANK-ONLY FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800- 487-3474.  Please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC for additional information 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 Fish
2014 Season Regulation #NPTFWC #14-130
Columbia River Zone 6
Platform, Hook & Line Commerical Fishery

Effective 6AM May 10th through 6PM July 31st
 

Area:   All of Zone 6
 
Gear:   Hoopnets, Dip Nets, and Hook & Line.  Previous gear restrictions are rescinded..
 
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.
 
Sanctuaries:   Sanctuaries for this gear type for the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in effect..
 
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At this time, tribal bank fisheries downstream of Bonneville remain closed.
 
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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 & Wildlife Commission  
2014 SEASON Regulation 14-106
Columbia River Zone 6 - 2014 Upriver Spring Chinook Ceremonial & Subsistence
Gillnet Fishery Season Opening
Effective 6AM April 16th through 6PM, May 15th
 
GEAR:   There is no minimum mesh size restriction.
 
No Allowable Sales:
  No allowable sales of spring Chinook salmon or other fish species.  Spring Chinook salmon may be kept for ceremonial or subsistence purposes depending upon permit authorization.


SANCTUARIES:
  All standard river mouth and dam sanctuaries relevant to the Nez Perce Tribe shall remain in
effect for this Upriver Spring Chinook Ceremonial & Subsistence Gillnet Permit Fishery
.  

SPECIAL REGULATIONS:  All Nez Perce Tribe fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code, Tribal Regulations and must cooperate with the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement and data collection activities conducted by the Department of Fisheries Resources Management Harvest Division staff members.  

Key provisions that apply include, but are not limited to, the following:

NPT Code - 3-1-45 which states that Tribal members shall have in possession a copy of the fishing permit.  Each permit will include the following information: fishers listed on the permit; location(s) of fishing and amount of gear to be used at each location; beginning and ending fishing dates; type of gear to be used; signature by the Fish and Wildlife Commission; and reporting requirement (see below for further detail on report requirements).

NPT Code - 3-1-48 (a) (3) No person shall sell or barter, offer for sale or barter, or, being a commercially licensed fish buyer or wholesale fish dealer, have in his possession fish taken for ceremonial purposes;

NP Tribal  Code - 3-1-30 Boat Safety  A person commits a boat safety infraction if while operating a boat and while engaged in fishing activities pursuant to this chapter he does not have:   (a)  one (1) life preserver per person and one (1) fire extinguisher on board;    (b)  running lights which shall be mounted to the hull of the boat and turned on during hours of darkness while being operated;    (c)  portable boat lights placed in a conspicuous location, if running lights are not available; and

NPT Code - 3-1-48 (6) No person shall continue to fish once the catch limit set out in the ceremonial permit has been achieved.

CATCH REPORTING:   Written Catch Report to the Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission is required within five business days upon completion of each permit or at the closing of the ceremonial season whichever comes first.  This report is to include the exact amount of fish taken under permits authorized and issued by the Fish and Wildlife Commission.

PLATFORM/SCAFFOLD/BOAT HOOK AND LINE fishing includes the following fishing gear:  traditional fishing gear, dipnet, hoopnet and spear will remain open for subsistence purposes until closed. No fish sales allowed.

SUBSISTENCE BANK-ONLY FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Please consult the NPTFWC for additional details on tribal regulations.  If you have any fishing enforcement problems or need information, day or night, contact the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Enforcement office, 4270 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, Oregon.  Phone 541-386-6363 or toll free 800-487-3474.

Please wear your life jackets for safety and take only what you can safely  handle.

FWC is no longer accepting permit applications for this fishery.


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 ext. 4649 or via email to nancymac@nezperce.org.

 

2014 Salmon Season Notices for Snake Basin River & Tributaries

2014 Nez Perce Tribe Season Notices For Spring/Summer Chinook, Fall Chinook, Coho, & Sockeye Salmon


Nez Perce Tribe Snake River Basin & Tributaries:

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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
2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-244
Snake River Basin
Steelhead, Fall Chinook & Coho Salmon
Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fisheries
Season Open Until Closed

Treaty Fisheries Will Close on Following Dates:
Closure for Coho Salmon is 6PM November 15
Closure for Fall Chinook is 6PM November 15
Closure for Steelhead is 6PM December 31
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.

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, bow, spear, scaffold, and hook and line. 

 

Nez Perce Tribe may issue permits on a case-by-case basis that allows authorized tribal members to develop and use other traditional (or modern) fishing gear such as weirs, traps, nets, and seines, and gillnets.  (Commercial fishing regulations, species and area will be addressed in a separate season regulation.)

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:  The fisheries will be open for Snake River Coho Salmon up through the closure date of October 15 at 6PM, up through the closure date of October 15 at 6PM for Snake River fall chinook, and up through the closure date of December 31 at 6PM for Snake River steelhead, unless otherwise promulgated by the FWC.

Tributaries are “Open until closed” by tribal fishing regulation.  Tributary fisheries may close before the identified closure date if one of the following conditions result: tributary-specific harvest goal is reached, wild fish harvest levels are attained, or natural spawning begins, whichever comes first.

 

HARVESTING 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 the tribal fall fisheries in a responsible and timely manner.

 

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All sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code and other regulations applicable to this fishery remain in effect.  Not complying with these regulations may be cause for civil or criminal penalties per the Tribal Code or NPT fishing regulations.

 

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle.  Also, assist elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

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If you have fishing enforcement problems contact the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement Division at 208-843-7143 or toll free 1-877-790-3474.  For additional information on Nez Perce Tribal 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

2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-245
Steelhead, Fall Chinook & Coho Salmon
Commercial Treaty Fisheries
in the Snake River Basin
Effective 6AM September 2, 2014

Treaty Fisheries Will Close on Following Dates:
Closure for Coho Salmon is 6PM November 15
Closure for Fall Chinook is 6PM November 15
Closure for Steelhead is 6PM December 31
Unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC

 

 

COMMERCIAL FISHING AREAS:   Areas include the 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:   The fisheries will be open for Snake River Coho Salmon through 6PM October 15, for Snake River fall chinook through 6PM October 15, and for Snake River steelhead through 6PM December 31 unless otherwise promulgated by the FWC.

Tributaries are “Open until closed” by tribal fishing regulation for commercial seasons. Tributary fisheries may close before the identified closure date if one of the following conditions result: tributary-specific harvest goal is reached, wild fish harvest levels are attained, or natural spawning begins, whichever comes first.

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, bow, spear, scaffold, and hook and line. 

Fishing Methods Authorized by a Permit:   Tribal members choosing to participate in the 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.  An application cannot be used as a permit.

 

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 gillnet(s) may span the entire river width.  Additional gear types including, but not limited to the following, may be used if a permit is authorized to Tribal member(s):  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.

 

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.


PERMIT USE AND MADATORY HARVESTING REPORTING:   Fishers are required to inform the Department of Fisheries Resources Management (DFRM) Harvest Monitoring program at 208-843-7320 and DFRM Enforcement 208-843-7143 or 1-877-790-3474 before using their permits.  Fisher must have permit on them while fishing and transporting fish caught during this fishery, as well as supply receipts to fish buyers.

 

Tribal members participating in this treaty fishery shall submit a written or verbal catch report to Nez Perce Tribe DFRM Harvest Monitoring program staff by 1:00 p.m. Monday of each week during and after permit is in use.   Catch Reports will be provided with each permit that is issued.

ADDITIONAL REGULATON REQUIREMENTS:   All sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code and NPT regulations applicable to this fishery shall remain in effect.  Nets and gear must be checked regularly.  Please catch only what you are able to handle properly.   Fishers must have a Nez Perce Tribal enrollment identification card (NPTC §3-1-17).  A Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training Certification, a HACCP Plan and a HACCP Sanitation Plan are also required, and fishers must provide receipts to non-Indian fish buyers.  (FWC has receipt books available as well as fisher handbooks.)

The following information shall be provided on receipts:  1. Fish Seller’s Name and Tribal I.D. number.  2. Name of the fish buyer.  3. Date of sale.  4. Species of fish and where it was caught.  5.  Amount of fish sold or number of pounds sold. 

A fishing permit may be revoked at the discretion of the NPTFWC 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 NPT DFRM Enforcement at 208-843-7143 or toll free at 1-877-790-3474. For information on Nez Perce Tribal regulations or for a permit, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC 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

2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-225

Snake River Basin & its tributaries

Closed to Spring/Summer Chinook Commercial, Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishing

Effective 6PM (Local Time), August 13, 2014

 

 

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.


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 Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement division 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

2014 Season Regulation NPTFWC 14-181

Imnaha River

Spring Chinook

Ceremonial, Subsistence & Commercial Treaty Fishery

Emergency Closure

Effective 2:00 P.M. (PDST), July 10, 2014

 

 

Fishery Closure Area

 

Imnaha River:

Area closed to fishing for Nez Perce tribal members include the entire reach of the Imnaha river.

 

Nez Perce Tribe has reached its wild spring Chinook tribal harvest share for these rivers.  This fishery is closed consistent with the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission Snake River Basin Spring & Summer Chinook fishery season notice #NP14-114.

 

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.  If you have fishing enforcement problems contact the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement division at 208-843-7143 or toll free 1-877-790-3474.


Other fishing areas remain open unless closed by NPT regulation. 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 Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement division 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

2014 Season Regulation NPFWC 14-176

Lostine/Wallowa River

Spring Chinook

Commercial, Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishery

Emergency Closure

Effective 9:00 P.M. (PDST), June 25

 

 

Fishery Closure Area

 

Lostine/Wallowa Rivers:

Area closed to fishing for Nez Perce tribal members include the entire reach of the Lostine and Wallowa rivers.

 

Nez Perce Tribe has reached its wild spring Chinook tribal harvest share for these rivers.  This fishery is closed consistent with the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission Snake River Basin Spring & Summer Chinook fishery season notice #NP14-114.

 

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.  If you have fishing enforcement problems contact the Nez Perce Tribe Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement division at 208-843-7143 or toll free 1-877-790-3474.

 

For additional information regarding Nez Perce Tribal 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 this authority, the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following fishing regulations for the Nez Perce Tribe. 

 
Nez Perce Tribe
SNAKE BASIN TRIBUTARY SALMON SALES CLOSED
2014 Season Regulation #NPFWC 14-104
NO ALLOWABLE SALES of
Spring & Summer Chinook Salmon caught in the Snake River Basin On-Reservation Treaty Fishery
Effective 6PM April 14th, 2014 until Further Notice


REMINDER:  NO ALLOWABLE SALES FOR SNAKE RIVER BASIN TRIBUTARY CAUGHT SALMON. Please help provide fish for those that cannot or do not have the means to fish for themselves, including families in mourning, the elderly, disabled and single woman head of household.

NO ALLOWABLE SALES:  Tribal members are not authorized or permitted to sale any hatchery or wild/natural Spring/Summer Chinook Salmon they may catch in tributary fisheries.


All Nez Perce fishers shall comply with the Nez Perce Tribal Code and Tribal regulations pertaining to 2014 Snake River Basin Spring/summer Chinook salmon treaty fisheries.  All fishing areas remain open to ceremonial and subsistence fishing unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC. If you have fishing enforcement problems, please contact the Tribe’s Conservation Enforcement Division at 208-843-7143 or toll free 1-877-790-3474. 

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Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle.  Please help out elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

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.

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. 

 
Nez Perce Tribe
Tributary Regulation #NPFWC-LGC Season Notice
2014 Lookingglass Creek
Spring Chinook
Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fishery is CLOSED





Fishery Closure Area - Lookingglass Creek:

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

The Nez Perce Tribe has reached its spring Chinook tribal harvest share for wild and hatchery fish for Lookingglass Creek.  This fishery is closed consistent with the Nez Perce Fish and Wildlife Commission Snake River Basin Spring & Summer Chinook fishery season notice #NP14-114.

 

 

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Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle.  Please help out elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

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.

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. 

 

Nez Perce Tribe
Season Notice
2014 Snake River Basin
Spring & Summer Chinook
Ceremonial & Subsistence Treaty Fisheries
-Season Open Until Closed-

 

The following subbasins reflect key tributary areas where the Nez Perce Tribe will prioritize harvest by enrolled members based upon forecasted returns of adult spring and summer Chinook salmon.

 

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 upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

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 on Secesh River will be from its mouth (confluence with South Fork Salmon River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn. 

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 on Big Creek will be from its mouth (confluence with Middle Fork Salmon River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

Bear Valley:  Area open to on Bear Valley Creek will be from its mouth (confluence with Middle Fork Salmon River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

Marsh Creek: Area open to on Marsh Creek will be from mouth (confluence with Middle Fork Salmon River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

Yankee Fork: Area open to on Yankee Fork will be from its mouth (confluence with Upper Mainstem of the Salmon River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

 

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 area of the Blue Hole and other areas located above 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.  This fishery may close soon due to achieving the Tribe’s harvest goals for this year.

Minam River: Area open to on Minam River will be from mouth (confluence with Wallowa River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

Wenaha River: Area open to on Wenaha River will be from its mouth (confluence with Grande Ronde River) upstream to upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

Grande Ronde River: Area open on the Grande Ronde will be from its mouth (confluence with the Snake River) upstream to its upper reaches where fish can migrate to spawn.

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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 Lower Granite Dam upstream to the Hells Canyon Dam will be open to Ceremonial and Subsistence fishing.

 

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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, bow, spear, scaffold, and hook and line. 

Nez Perce Tribe may issue permits on a case-by-case basis that allows authorized tribal members to develop and use other traditional (or modern) fishing gear such as weirs, traps, nets, and seines, excluding the use of gillnets until further notice.  (Commercial fishing regulations and area will be addressed in a separate season notice if a commercial season is authorized by the Tribe).

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.  Tributary fisheries will close when 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 spring/summer Chinook fisheries in a responsible and timely manner.

 

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All sections of the Nez Perce Tribal Code and other regulations applicable to this fishery remain in effect.  Not complying with these regulations may be cause for civil or criminal penalties per the Tribal Code or NPT fishing regulations.

 

Please carry your Nez Perce Tribal Enrollment Card when fishing.  Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle.  Please help out elders and others that cannot fish for themselves.

 

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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