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2013 Steelhead Season Notices for Columbia Basin Zone 6

Nez Perce Tribe Season Notices 2013 For STEELHEAD

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 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.

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 Steelhead Season Notices for Snake River Basin & Tributaries

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
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.

2013 Fishing Season Regulation #NP13-015
Snake River Basin Tributaries
Steelhead Over the Bank Allowable Sales
Effective 6AM (PST) January 15, 2013
Open until Closed

Allowable Sales:  Steelhead over the bank sales and steelhead for
subsistence use remains open until closed.
 
Regulation Requirements:
Nez Perce Tribal members must have Tribal enrollment identification card
(NP-Tribal Code ?3-1-17) while fishing and selling fish.
 
Must have a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training
Certification, a HACCP Plan and Sanitation Plan are required for tribal
members selling steelhead.
 
A receipt is required for steelhead sales.  Receipts are for the protection
of the non-Indian fish buyer.  The following information is recommended to
include on receipts:
            a. Seller???s Name and Tribal I.D.
            b. Name of Fish Buyer
            c. Date of Sale
            d. Amount of fish sold or number of pounds.
            e. Species of fish and location it was caught.
            f. Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Enforcement phone number ??? (208) 843-7142.
 
Nez Perce Tribe is not responsible for sale transactions.  All other Nez
Perce Tribal Code sections and regulations pertaining to this fishery remain
in effect.
 
If you have fishing enforcement problems, contact the Nez Perce Tribe
Department of Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement at (208) 843-7143
or toll free 1-(877)-790-3474.
 
 
For additional information, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the FWC
office at (208) 843-9376 ext. 4649.

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