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Joint State Staff Reports

January 22, 2014
2014 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species, and Miscellaneous Regulations

January 21, 2014
2014 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

January 24, 2013
2013 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook, Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species, and Miscellaneous Regulations

January 15, 2013
2013 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

July 11, 2013
2013 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

2014
April 7, 2014 - Spring Chinook Observation
April 3, 2014 - Spring Chinook Recreational Fishery
March 31, 2014 - Non-Indian Salmon Commercial Fishery
March 27, 2014 - Bonneville Pool Sturgeon
March 24, 2014 - Non-Indian Commercial Fishery
March 11, 2014 - Treaty Winter Gillnet, Bonneville Pool and Dalles Pool
February 28, 2014 - Bonneville Pool sturgeon, winter gillnet; Dalles Pool winter gillnet
February 25, 2014 - Winter Treaty Fishery, John Day Pool
February 20, 2014 - Bonneville Pool Winter Recreational White Sturgeon
February 5, 2014 - Commercial Smelt Fishery
February 5, 2014 - Sport Smelt Fishery
January 30, 2014 - REVISED Treaty Indian Winter Gillnet Commercial Fishery
January 29, 2014 - Bonneville Pool Winter Recreational White Sturgeon
January 29, 2014 - Spring Chinook Recreational Fishery
January 29, 2014 - Select Areas; Blind Slugh/Knappa Slough
January 29, 2014 - Select Areas; Tongue Point
January 29, 2014 - Select Areas; Deep River
January 29, 2014 - Treaty Indian Winter Gillnet Commercial Fishery

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Fact Sheets

2014 Winter/Spring Fact Sheets
No. 1 - April 8, 2014

2014 Winter Fact Sheets
No. 12 - April 16, 2014
No. 11 - April 3, 2014
No. 10 - March 31, 2014
No. 9 - March 27, 2014
No. 8 - March 24, 2014
No. 7 - March 11, 2014
No. 6 - February 28, 2014
No. 5 - February 25, 2014
No. 4 - February 20, 2014
No. 3 - February 5, 2014
No. 2b - January 29, 2014
No. 2a - January 29, 2014

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Other Compact Information

  • April 15, 2014 - Notice of Joint State Hearing via teleconference, 3:30 PM, Wednesday, April 16, 2014
  • March 31, 2014 - Notice of Joint State Hearing via teleconference, Noon, Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • March 27, 2014 - Notice of Joint State Hearing via teleconference, 1:00 PM, Monday, March 31, 2014
  • March 11, 2014 - Notice of Joint State Hearing via teleconference, 3:30 PM, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
  • February 19, 2014 - Notice of Joint State Hearing via teleconference, 1 PM, Thursday, February 20, 2014

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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.