Nez Perce Tribe

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2015 Steelhead Season Notices for Columbia Basin Zone 6

2015 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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-271
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, September 21st through 6pm, October 1st


 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gillnets. 8-inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon (all species), steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence.

Sturgeon may not be sold.  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.  Fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

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

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Fishing Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-257
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, September 14th through 6pm, September 19th -AND-

6am, September 21st through 6pm, September 25th


 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gill nets. There is a 8-inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon (all species), steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. Approved caught fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

Sturgeon may not be sold.  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.  Fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

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

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-229
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, August 17th through 6pm, August 12st -AND-

6am, August 24th through 6pm, August 28th -AND-

6am, August 31st through 6pm, September 5th -AND-

6am, September 8th through 6pm, September 12th

 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gill nets. There is a 8-inch minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon (all species), steelhead, shad, walleye, carp, catfish, bass, and yellow perch may be sold or kept for subsistence. Approved caught fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

Sturgeon may not be sold.  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.  Fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

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

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-209
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, July 28st through 6pm, July 31st


 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gillnets. There is a NO minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon (all species), 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.  Fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

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

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.



If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-202
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, July 21st through 6pm, July 24th


 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gillnets. There is a NO minimum mesh size restriction.

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon (all species), 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.  Fish landed during open commercial periods may be sold after the open period.

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

Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *


Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.



If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-197
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6pm, July 15th through 6pm, July 16th


 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gillnets. There is a 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. 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 and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *


Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.



If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-194
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6am, July 8th through 6pm, July 9th

Effective 6am, July 13th through 6pm, July 15th

 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gill nets. There is a 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. 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 and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-187
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, July 6th through 6pm, July 8th

 

GEAR REGULATION:  Gill nets. There is a 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. 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 and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-167
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, June 16th through 6pm, June 19th

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. 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. 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 and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-163
Columbia River Zone 6
2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
Effective 6pm, June 11th through 6pm, June 12th

  6am, June 22nd through 6pm, June 25th

6am, June 29th through 6pm, July 2nd

 

GEAR REGULATION FOR JUNE 11 & 12:  Gill nets. No mesh size restriction.

GEAR REGULATION FOR JUNE 22 - 25 and June 29 - July 2:  Gillnet. There is a 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. 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 and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice under a separate regulation.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-160
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, June 9th through 6pm, June 11th

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. 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. 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 and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-153
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, June 2nd through 6pm, June 5th

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. 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. 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 and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-147
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, May 27th through 6pm, May 30th

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. 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. 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 and Hook and Line Fisheries are open for both commercial and subsistence purposes.


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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-142
  Columbia River Zone 6
  2015 Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, May 19th through 6pm, May 22

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. 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. 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.

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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

Commercial fishing for fish caught in the Snake River Basin and its tributaries is closed, but remains open for ceremonial and subsistence purposes until further notice.

*   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *

If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-133
  Columbia River Zone 6 - 2015 Upriver Spring Chinook
  Commercial Gillnet Fishing Season Opening
  Effective 6am, May 12th through 6pm, May 15

 

GEAR:  Gill nets. 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. 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.

This action supersedes previous Nez Perce Tribe Fish and Wildlife Commission action involving mainstem Columbia commercial sales as reflected in Fishing Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-121.

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FISHING BELOW BONNEVILLE REMAINS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

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If you have fishing enforcement concerns, please contact the Nez Perce Tribe Fisheries Resources Management Enforcement dispatch at 208-843-7143 or Toll Free at 1-877-790-3474. 

 

Respect the water and earth by putting litter in its place, and catch only what you can properly handle. Please help 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.

 

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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC 15-033
Columbia River Zone 6
  Commercial Winter Fishery


 

AREAThe Dalles Pool and John Day Pool

DATES6AM February 2 through 6PM February 20

GEAR:    Gillnets with no mesh restrictions.

 

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Sturgeon 43-54 inch fork length, salmon, steelhead, walleye, carp, bass, shad and yellow perch.  Sturgeon within the legal size limits and caught in platform and hook and line fishery in The Dalles Pool or John Day Pools only may also be sold if caught during the open periods of the gillnet fishery.  Sales of fish caught in open commercial periods may be sold after the season.

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

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AREAThe Bonneville Pool Winter Platform Fishery

DATES6AM February 2 through 6PM March 21

GEARHoop nets, dip nets, and hook and line

 

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Salmon, steelhead, walleye, carp, bass, shad and yellow perch.  Sales of fish caught in open commercial periods may be sold after the end of the open period.  Sturgeon within the legal size limits 38-54 inch fork length, and caught in platform hook and line fishery prior to the opening of the commercial gillnet fishery in the Bonneville Pool may not be sold but may be retained for subsistence.  Legal size sturgeon may be sold during open commercial gillnet fishing periods that allow sturgeon sales.

 

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

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AREAThe Bonneville Pool Winter Gillnet Fishery

DATES6AM February 23 through 6PM March 21

GEARGillnets with no mesh restriction

 

ALLOWABLE SALES:  Sturgeon 38-54 inch fork length, salmon, steelhead, walleye, carp, bass, shad and yellow perch.  Sturgeon within the legal size limits and caught in platform and hook and line fishery in the Bonneville Pools only may also be sold if caught during the open periods of the gillnet fishery.  Sales of fish caught in open commercial periods may be sold after the end of the open period.

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

 

The 2015 Commercial harvest guidelines is 1,100 for the Bonneville Pool.  The fishery in the Bonneville Pool will be closed earlier if the commercial

harvest guideline is met in that pool.


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ZONE 6 PLATFORM AND HOOK AND LINE FISHERY

The Zone 6 platform and hook and line fishery remains open for the subsistence harvest of all species during all periods.  Size limits apply to subsistence caught sturgeon.


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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.


2015 Steelhead Season Notices for Snake River Basin & Tributaries

2015 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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-260A-271
Steelhead & Fall Chinook Salmon
(Amendment to Regulation #15-260)
Snake River Basin and its Tributaries
Steelhead & Fall Chinook Salmon
Commercial Treaty Fisheries

Effective 6PM September 29, 2015
CLOSURE for Fall Chinook is 6PM November 15
CLOSURE for Steelhead is 6PM December 31
Unless otherwise promulgated by the NPTFWC

 

FISHING GEAR:   8-inch minimum mesh size restriction.


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 September 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” for ceremonial and subsistence fishing for all species of fish, commercial seasons are open and closed by regulation. Tributary fisheries may close before the identified closure date if one of the following conditions results: tributary-specific harvest goal of wild fish or 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 each week.  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.  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.

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. 

 

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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
2015 Season Regulation NPTFWC #15-260
Steelhead & Fall Chinook Salmon
Commercial Treaty Fisheries in the
  Snake River Basin and its Tributaries
OPEN Effective 6AM September 17, 2015

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 September 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" for ceremonial and subsistence fishing for all species of fish, commercial seasons are open and closed by regulation. Tributary fisheries may close before the identified closure date if one of the following conditions results: tributary-specific harvest goal of wild fish or 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 each week.  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.  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.

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. 

 

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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
2015 Season Notice
  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 15th
  Closure for Fall Chinook Salmon is 6PM November 15th
  Closure for Steelhead is 6PM November 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.

 

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 by keeping areas clean. 

 

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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 Fish & Wildlife Commission

2015 Fishing Season Regulation #15-0135
Snake River Basin and its Tributaries
Steelhead Over the Bank Allowable Sales
Effective 6AM (PST) January 13, 2015
Open until Closed

Allowable Sales:  Steelhead over the bank sales.

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

Regulation Requirements:

1.  Nez Perce Tribal members must have Tribal enrollment identification card (NP-Tribal Code 3-1-17) while fishing and selling fish.
 
2.  Must have a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Training Certification, a HACCP Plan and Sanitation Plan are required for tribal members selling steelhead.
 
3.  A receipt is required for steelhead sales.  Receipts are for the protection of the non-Nez Perce 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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