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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

2014
March 10, 2015 - Treaty Indian Winter Fishery - Bonneville Pool
February 19, 2015 -Treaty Indian Gillnet Fishery - The Dalles & John Day Pools
January 28, 2015 - Treaty Indian Gillnet Fishery - The Dalles & John Day Pools
January 28, 2015 - Mainstem Columbia R. Spring Chinook Sport Fishery
January 28, 2015 - 2015 Commercial Mainstem Smelt Research-Level Fishery
January 28, 2015 - 2015 Tongue Point/South Channel Select Area
January 28, 2015 - 2015 Blind/Knappa Slough Select Area
January 28, 2015 - 2015 Deep River Select Area
December 18, 2014 - 2015 Bonneville Pool Recreational White Sturgeon Fishery
November 25, 2014 - Treaty Commercial Sturgeon Setline Fishery

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Fact Sheets

2014-15 Winter Fact Sheets
No. 4 - March 10, 2015
No. 3 - February 19, 2015
No 2b - January 28, 2015
No. 2 - January 27, 2015
No. 1 - December 18, 2014

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Other Compact Information

  • March 10, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State State Hearing, Tuesday, 2:00 PM, March 10, 2015 via teleconference
  • January 21, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearing, Clark Regional Wastewater District Office, Vancouver WA, 10:00 Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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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.