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Joint State Staff Reports

July 12, 2016
2016 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

January 20, 2016
2016 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species, and Miscellaneous Regulations

December 17, 2015
2016 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

July 14, 2015
2015 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

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Joint State Action Notices

2017
March 28, 2017 - Tongue Point/South Channel Select Areas
March 28, 2017 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Select Areas
March 28, 2017 - Deep River Select Areas
March 27, 2017 - John Day Pool Recreational White Sturgeon Fishery
March 20, 2017 - Tongue Point/South Channel Select Areas
March 20, 2017 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Select Areas
March 15, 2017 - Treaty Indian Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
March 15, 2017 - Dalles Pool Recreational White Sturgeon Fishery
March 1, 2017 - Treaty Indian Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
February 23, 2017 - Mainstem Columbia Spring Chinook Recreational Fishery
February 21, 2017 - Treaty Indian Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
February 14, 2017 - Treaty Indian Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
February 7, 2017 - Treaty Indian Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
January 31, 2017 - Treaty Indian Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
January 31, 2017 - Mainstem Commercial Smelt Fishery
January 31, 2017 - Tongue Point/South Channel Select Area Fishery
January 31, 2017 - Deep River Select Area Fishery
January 31, 2017 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Select Area Fishery

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Fact Sheets

2017 Winter Fact Sheets
No. 7 - March 20, 2017
No. 6 - March 1, 2017
No. 5 - February 23, 2017
No. 4 - February 21, 2017
No. 3 - February 14, 2017
No. 2 - February 7, 2017
No. 1 - January 31, 2017

2016 Fall Fact Sheets
No. 14 - November 3, 2016
No. 12a - October 19, 2016
No. 12b - October 19, 2016
No. 11 - October 11, 2016
No. 10 - October 6, 2016

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Other Compact Information

  • March 20, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: TMon. 20, 2017 3:00 PM via teleconference
  • March 13, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Tues. Mar. 14, 2017 9:00 AM via teleconference
  • February 7, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Tues. Feb. 7, 2017 10:00 AM via teleconference
  • January 26, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Tues. Jan. 31, 2017 10:00 AM 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.