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Joint State Staff Reports

July 14, 2014
2014 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

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

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Joint State Action Notices

2014
September 18, 2014 - Commercial Research Fishery
September 18, 2014 - Treaty Indian Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
September 18, 2014 - Select Area Fall Season - Tongue Pt./South Channel
September 18, 2014 - Select Area Fall Season - Deep River
September 18, 2014 - Select Area Fall Season - Blind Sloug/Knappa Slough
September 11, 2014 - Non-Indian Mainstem Commercial Research Fishery
September 11, 2014 - Non-Indian Mainstem Commercial Early Fall Fishery
September 3, 2014 - Columbia River Mainstem Recreational Fishery
August 27, 2014 - Buoy 10 Recreational Fishery Review
August 26, 2014 - Non-Indian Mainstem Commercial Early Fall Fishery
August 12, 2014 - Non-Indian Commercial Research Fishery
August 12, 2014 - Non_Indian Commercial Early Fall Fishery
August 7, 2014 - Treaty Indian Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
July 29, 2014 - Non-Indian Commercial Early Fall Fishery
July 29, 2014 - Select Area Fall Season - Tongue Pt./South Channel
July 29, 2014 - Select Area Fall Season - Deep River
July 29, 2014 - Select Area Fall Season - Blind Sloug/Knappa Slough

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Fact Sheets

2014 Fall Fact Sheets
No. 8a - September 18, 2014
No. 8b - September 18, 2014
No. 7 - September 10, 2014
No. 6 - September 3, 2014
No. 5 - August 27, 2014
No. 4 - August 26, 2014
No. 3 - August 12, 2014
No. 2 - August 7, 2014
No. 1 - July 29, 2014

2014 Summer Fact Sheets
No. 6 - July 23, 2014
No. 6a - July 23, 2014
No. 5 - July 17, 2014
No. 4a - July 9, 2014
No. 4 - July 9, 2014
No. 3 - July 1, 2014
No. 2 - June 26, 2014
No.1 - June 11, 2014

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Other Compact Information

  • September 17, 2014 - otice of Joint State Hearing via teleconference, 2:00 PM Thursday, September 18, 2014
  • August 26, 2014 - Notice of Joint State Hearing via teleconference, 1:30 PM Wednesday, August 27, 2014
  • July 8, 2014 - Notice of Joint State Hearing via teleconference, 2 PM Wednesday, July 9, 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.