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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

2016
August 25, 2016 - Non-Indian Miansstem Commercial Fishery
August 25, 2016 - Non-Indian Mainstem Commercial Early Fall Fishery
August 25, 2016 - Buoy 10 Recreational Fishery
August 11, 2016 - Non-Indian Mainstem Commercial Fishery
August 9, 2016 - Treaty Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
July 27, 2016 - Treaty Commercial Platform and Hook & Line Fishery
July 27, 2016 - Treaty Commercial Sturgeon Fishery
July 27, 2016 - Commercial Early Fall Fishery
July 27, 2016 - Columbia River Fall Chinook Recreational Fishery
July 27, 2016 - SAFE Tongue Point/South Channel Fishery
July 27, 2016 - SAFE Blind Sloug/Knappa Slough Fishery
July 27, 2016 - SAFE Deep River Fishery
July 13, 2016 - Select Area Commercial Fishery
July 13, 2016 - Treaty Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
July 6, 2016 - Treaty Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
July 6, 2016 - Select Area Commercial Fishery
July 6, 2016 - Non-Treaty Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
June 30, 2016 - Treaty Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
June 30, 2016 - Tongue Point/South Channel Commercial Fishery
June 30, 2016 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Commercial Fishery
June 22, 2016 - Tongue Point/South Channel Commercial Fishery
June 22, 2016 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Commercial Fishery
June 22, 2016 - Bonneville Pool Recreational White Sturgeon
June 9, 2016 - Non-Treaty Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
June 9, 2016 - Treaty Fishery - Summer Chinook Commercial Gillnet
June 9, 2016 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Commercial Fishery
June 9, 2016 - Lower Columbia Recreational Salmon Fishery
June 6, 2016 - Treaty Zone 6 Platform/Hook and Line Fishery; Tributary Fishery
June 2, 2016 - Non-Indian Salmon Commercial Fishery

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Fact Sheets

2016 Fall Fact Sheets
No. 4 - August 25, 2016
No. 3 - August 16, 2016
No. 2 - August 9, 2016
No. 1a - July 27, 2016
No. 1 - July 25, 2016

2016 Summer Fact Sheets
No. 5 - July 13, 2016
No. 4 - July 6, 2016
No. 3a - June 30, 2016
No. 3b - June 30, 2016
No. 2 - June 22, 2016
No. 1 - June 9, 2016

2016 Spring Fact Sheets
No. 9 - June 6, 2016
No. 8 - June 2, 2016
No. 7 - May 26, 2016
No. 6a - May 24, 2016
No. 6b - May 24, 2016
No. 5 - May 18, 2016
No. 4a - May 10, 2016
No. 4b - May 10, 2016
No. 3 - May 5, 2016
No. 2 - April 27, 2016
No. 1- April 19, 2016

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Other Compact Information

  • August 23, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Thurs. August 25, 2016 12:00 PM via teleconference
  • August 11, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Tues. August 16, 2016 1:00 PM via teleconference
  • July 25, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Weds., July 25, 2016 10:00 AM, Gaiser Hall (room 213), Clark Community College. Map
  • July 12, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Weds., July 12, 2016 3:00 PM via teleconference
  • July 6, 2016 - Notice Updated Agenda for Compact/State Hearing: Weds., July 6, 2016 11:00 AM
  • July 5, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Weds., July 6, 2016 11:00 AM via teleconference
  • June 29, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Thurs, June 30, 2016 11:30 AM via teleconference
  • June 21, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Weds. June 22, 2016 2:30 PM via teleconference
  • June 8, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Thurs. June 9, 2016 10:00 AM via teleconference
  • June 6, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Mon. June 6, 2016 12:00 PM via teleconference
  • May 23, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Tues. May 24, 2016 2:00 PM via teleconference
  • May 9, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Tues. May 10, 2016 1:30 PM via teleconference
  • April 19, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Apr. 19, 2016 1:00 PM via teleconference
  • April 4, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Mon. Apr. 4, 2016 1:30 PM via teleconference
  • March 28, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Mon. Mar. 28, 2016 1:30 PM via teleconference
  • February 25, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Thurs. Feb. 25, 2016 2:00 PM via teleconference
  • February 10, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Thurs. Feb. 11, 2016 1:00 PM via teleconference
  • January 5, 2016 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearing - Weds. Jan. 27, 2016, 10:00 AM

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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.