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2014 Steelhead Season Notices for Columbia Basin Zone 6

2014 Nez Perce Tribe Season Notices 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
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.


2014 Steelhead Season Notices for Snake River Basin & Tributaries

2014 Nez Perce Tribe Season Notices For Steelhead


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 Fish & Wildlife Commission

2014 Fishing Season Regulation #14-015
Snake River Basin Tributaries
Steelhead Over the Bank Allowable Sales
Effective 6AM (PST) January 15, 2014
Open until Closed

Allowable Sales:  Steelhead over the bank sales.

Gear: Fishing methods include, but is not limited to the following traditional fishing gear: gaff, dip net, hoopnet, longbow, spear, scaffold, and hook and line, but excludes mass catch fishing gear.

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

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.

All usual and accustomed Nez Perce fishing areas remain open until closed for subsistence purposes unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC.  For additional information, please contact Nancy McAllaster at the NPTFWC office at (208) 843-9376.

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