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Joint State Staff Reports

January 30, 2017
2017 Joint Staff Report Concerning Stock Status and Fisheries for Sturgeon and Smelt

September 7, 2017
2017 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

November 9, 2017
2017 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Spring Chinook, Summer Chinook,Sockeye, Steelhead, and Other Species

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Joint State Action Notices

2017
October 26, 2017 - Sturgeon Sport Fishery Opener
October 26, 2017 - Night Fishing
October 26, 2017 - Treaty Platform and Hook & Line Fisheries
October 11, 2017 - Wauna-Bonneville Dam Recreational White Sturgeon
September 27, 2017 - 2017 SAFE Commercial Fisheries
September 27, 2017 - Treaty Indian Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
September 21, 2017 - Treaty Zone 6 Commercial Fisheries
September 21, 2017 - SAFE Commercial Fishery
September 21, 2017 - Non-treaty Commercial Fisheries
September 14, 2017 - Treaty Indian Fall Season Commercial Gillnet Fishery
September 14, 2017 - Non-treaty Mainstem Commercial Late Fall Fishery
September 6, 2017 - Treaty Indian Fall Season Commercial Gillnet Fishery
August 16, 2017 - Treaty Indian Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
August 16, 2017 - Non-treaty Mainstem Commercial Early Fall Fishery
July 28, 2017 - Treaty Fishery-Zone 6 Commercial Platform and Hook and LIne
July 28, 2017 - Treaty Fishery - John Day Pool Commercial Sturgeon Setline Fishery
July 28, 2017 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Fishery
July 28, 2017 - Deep River Fishery
July 28, 2017 - Tongue Point/South Channel Fishery
July 28, 2017 - Youngs Bay Fishery
July 18, 2017 - Treaty Indian Summer Chinook, Zone 6 Platform and Hook and Line, Summer Commercial Downstream of Bonneville Dam
July 11, 2017 - Treaty Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
July 6, 2017 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Commercial Fishery
July 6, 2017 - Summer Chinook Recreational Fishery
June 28, 2017 - Treaty Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
June 28, 2017 - Mainstem Columbia River Summer Chinook Recreational Fishery
June 16, 2017 - Non-Treaty Summer/Fall Fishery Allocation Agreement
June 15, 2017 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Commercial Fishery
June 14, 2017 - Columbia White Sturgeon Retention Fishery
June 14, 2017 - Treaty Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
June 1, 2016 - White Sturgeon Sport Fishery
May 18, 2017 - Select Fisheries
May 11, 2017 - Hatchery steelhead and jack Chinook salmon fishery
April 12, 2016 - Mainstem columbia River Spring Chinook Recreational Fishery
April 12, 2016 - Blind Slough/Knapp Slough Selct Areas

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Fact Sheets

2017 Fall Fact Sheets
No. 9 - December 7, 2017
No. 8a - October 26, 2017
No. 8b - October 26, 2017
No. 7 - October 11, 2017
No. 6 - September 27, 2017
No. 5 - September 21, 2017
No. 4 - September 14, 2017
No. 3 - September 6, 2017
No. 2 - August 16, 2017
No. 1 - July 27, 2017
No. 1a - July 27, 2017

2017 Summer Fact Sheets
No. 5 - July 17, 2017
No. 4 - July 11, 2017
No. 3 - July 6, 2017
No. 2a - June 28, 2017
No. 2b - June 28, 2017
No. 1a - June 14, 2017
No. 1b - June 14, 2017

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Other Compact Information

  • September 14, 2017 - Expected numbers of observers for non-treaty commercial fishery openers
  • August 3, 2017 - Updated time and location for the Wed. August 16 Compact/State Hearing
  • July 31, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Wed. August 16, 2017 1:00 PM at the Rainier City Hall (106 West B St., Rainier, Oregon)
  • July 17, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Tues. July 18, 2017 2:00 PM via teleconference
  • July 12, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Thurs. July 27, 2017 1:00 PM at the new WDFW Region 5 Office
  • July 11, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Tues. July 11, 2017 2:30 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.