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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

2015
May 18, 2015 - Treaty Zone 6 Commercial Gillnet Fishery
May 11, 2015 - Sport Sturgeon - The Dalles Pool
May 11, 2015 - Non-Indian Salmon Commercial Fishery
May 5, 2015 - Spring Chinook Sport Fisheries [Upstream of Bonneville Dam]
May 5, 2015 - Spring Chinook Sport Fisheries [Downstream of Boneville Dam]
May 5, 2015 - Treaty Spring Gillnet Commercial Fishery
May 5, 2015 - Non-Indian Salmon Commerial Fishery
April 30, 2015 - Spring Chinook Sport Fisheries
April 30, 2015 - Tongue Point/South Channel Select Area
April 30, 2015 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Select Area
April 30, 2015 - Deep River Select Area
April 30, 2015 - Non-Indian Commercial Fishery
April 20, 2015 - Deep River Select Area
April 20, 2015 - Blind Slough/Knapp Slough Select Area
April 20, 2015 - Tongue Point/South Channel Select Area
April 8, 2015 - Bonneville Pool - White Sturgeon Sport - Summer Season
April 8, 2015 - Columbia River Spring Chinook Recreational Fisheries
April 6, 2015 - Non-Indian Salmon Commercial Fishery

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Fact Sheets

2015 Spring Fact Sheets
No. 5 - May 18, 2015
No. 4 - May 11, 2015
No. 3a - May 5, 2015
No. 3b - May 5, 2015
No. 2 - April 30, 2015
No. 1 - April 20, 2015

2014-15 Winter Fact Sheets
No. 7 - April 8, 2015
No. 6 - April 6, 2015
No. 5 - March 30, 2015
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

  • May 21, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State State Hearing, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 1:30 PM via teleconference
  • May 18, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State State Hearing, Monday, May 18, 2015, 1:30 PM via teleconference
  • May 11, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State State Hearing, Monday, May 11, 2015, 3:00 PM via teleconference
  • May 4, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State State Hearing, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 1:30 PM 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.