Columbia River Winter Commercial Gillnet Fishery for February 1-16 & February 1-March 19, 2021

Posted by Chelsey Dick on 1/27/2021 12:30:00 PM

2021 COLUMBIA RIVER WINTER COMMERCIAL GILLNET FISHERY

Pursuant to Chapter 2 of the Fish and Wildlife Code of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Fish and Wildlife Commission has the authority to establish emergency regulations for Umatilla ceremonial, subsistence, and commercial fisheries. Pursuant to that authority, the Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the following regulations.

ZONE 6 COMMERCIAL GILLNET FISHERY

Area: John Day Pool Only

Dates: 6 AM Monday February 1 to 6 PM Saturday February 6, 2021.

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Area: The Dalles Pool Only

Dates: 6 AM Monday February 1 to 6 PM Saturday February 6, 2021.
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Restrictions: Closed areas in effect include standard dam and river mouth areas applicable to gillnet gear.

Gear: Gill nets with no minimum mesh restriction

Allowable Sales: Salmon (any species), steelhead, shad, yellow perch, bass, walleye, catfish, and carp may be sold or retained for subsistence. Sturgeon from 43 to 54 inches in fork length in The Dalles and John Day Pools only when caught during open periods for that pool may be sold. Legal sized sturgeon may be kept for subsistence purposes. Fish landed during the open periods are allowed to be sold after the period concludes.
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ZONE 6 PLATFORM AND HOOK AND LINE FISHERY

Area: All of Zone 6

Dates/Times: 6:00 AM Monday February 1 to 6:00 PM Friday March 19, 2021.

Gear: Hoop nets, dip nets, hook and line.

Allowable Sales: Salmon (any species), steelhead, shad, carp, catfish, walleye, bass and yellow perch may be sold or retained for subsistence. Sales of fish are allowed after the fishing period as long as they were landed during the open period. Sturgeon of legal size for that pool may be sold only if caught during open commercial gillnet periods for that pool. Sturgeon from 43-54” fork length in the John Day and The Dalles pools and from 38-54” in the Bonneville Pool may be retained for subsistence.

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The attached 2021 Columbia River Winter Commercial Gillnet Fishery Regulations for February 1-16 and February 1-March 19, 2021 were approved by Fish & Wildlife Commission on January 27, 2021.