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Joint State Staff Reports

January 22, 2015
2015 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead and other Species and Miscellaneous Regulations

December 18, 2014
2015 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

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Joint State Action Notices

2015
July 6, 2015 - Non-Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
July 6, 2015 - Treaty Indian Summer Commercial Chinook Fishery
June 30, 2015 - Columbia River Summer Chinook Recreational Fishery
June 30, 2015 - Treaty Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
June 10, 2015 - Treaty Indian Spring Chinook Fishery
June 10, 2015 - Non-Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
June 10, 2015 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Commercial Fishery
June 9, 2015 - Non-Indian Salmon Commercial Fishery
June 3, 2015 - Treaty Indian Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
June 1, 2015 - Lower Columbia Sport Salmon Fishery
June 1, 2015 - Non-Indian Salmon Commercial Fishery
June 1, 2015 - Treaty Indian Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
May 26, 2015 - Sport Sturgeon - John Day Pool
May 26, 2015 - Lower Columbia Sport Salmon Fishery
May 26, 2015 - Treaty Indian Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
May 26, 2015 - Non-Indian Salmon Commercial Fishery
May 18, 2015 - Treaty Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
May 11, 2015 - Sport Sturgeon - The Dalles Pool
May 11, 2015 - Non-Indian Salmon Commercial Fishery
May 5, 2015 - Spring Chinook Sport Fisheries [Upstream of Bonneville Dam]
May 5, 2015 - Spring Chinook Sport Fisheries [Downstream of Boneville Dam]
May 5, 2015 - Treaty Spring Gillnet Commercial Fishery
May 5, 2015 - Non-Indian Salmon Commerial Fishery

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Fact Sheets

2015 Summer Fact Sheets
No. 3 - July 6, 2015
No. 2 - June 30, 2015
No. 1 - June 10, 2015

2015 Spring Fact Sheets
No. 9 - June 9, 2015
No. 8 - June 3, 2015
No. 7a - June 1, 2015
No. 7b - June 1, 2015
No. 6a - May 26, 2015
No. 6b - May 26, 2015
No. 5 - May 18, 2015
No. 4 - May 11, 2015
No. 3a - May 5, 2015
No. 3b - May 5, 2015
No. 2 - April 30, 2015
No. 1 - April 20, 2015

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Other Compact Information

  • July 6, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearing - Tues. July 7, 2015, at 1:00 PM via teleconference
  • June 24, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearing - Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:00 PM via teleconference
  • June 8, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearing - Tuesday, June 9, 2016, 10:00 AM via teleconference
  • June 1, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearings - Monday, June 1, 2015, 2:00 PM via teleconference
  • May 27, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearings - Weds. June 10, 2015, 10:00 AM via teleconference and Weds. July 29, 2015, 10:00 AM, Clark Regional Wastewater District
  • May 26, 2015 - REVISED Notice of Compact/Joint State State Hearing, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 1:30 PM via teleconference
  • May 21, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State State Hearing, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 1:30 PM via teleconference
  • May 18, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State State Hearing, Monday, May 18, 2015, 1:30 PM via teleconference
  • May 11, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State State Hearing, Monday, May 11, 2015, 3:00 PM via teleconference
  • May 4, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State State Hearing, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:30 PM via teleconference

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The Columbia River Compact is charged by congressional and statutory authority to adopt seasons and rules for Columbia River commercial fisheries. In recent years, the Compact has consisted of the Oregon and Washington agency directors, or their delegates, acting on behalf of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (OFWC) and the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission (WFWC). In addition, the Columbia River treaty tribes have authority to regulate treaty Indian fisheries.

When addressing commercial seasons for salmon, steelhead, and sturgeon, the Compact must consider the effect of the commercial fishery on escapement, treaty rights, and sport fisheries, as well as the impact on species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Although the Compact has no authority to adopt sport fishing seasons or rules, it is an inherent responsibility of the Compact to address the allocation of limited resources among users. This responsibility has become increasingly demanding in recent years. The Compact can be expected to be more conservative than in the past when considering fisheries that will impact listed salmon and steelhead.