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Joint State Staff Reports

July 14, 2015
2015 Joint Staff Report: Stock Status and Fisheries for Fall Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon, Summer Steelhead, and White Sturgeon

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
August 21, 2015 - 2015 Buoy 10 Recreational Fishery
August 12, 2015 - Treaty Indian Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
August 11, 2015 - Non-Indian Mainstem Commercial Seine Fishery
July 29, 2015 - Treaty Indian Summer Platform and Hook and Line Fishery
July 29, 2015 - Non-Indian Mainstem Commercial Early Fall Fishery
July 29, 2015 - Select Area Fall Season - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Fishery
July 29, 2015 - Select Area Fall Season - Deep River Fishery
July 29, 2015 - Select Area Fall Season - Tongue Point/South Channel
July 27, 2015 - Treaty Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
July 20, 2015 - Non-Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
July 20, 2015 - Treaty Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
July 16, 2015 - Non-Indian Sturgeon Sport Fisheries
July 14, 2014 - Non-Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
July 14, 2015 - Non-Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
July 6, 2015 - Non-Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
July 6, 2015 - Treaty Indian Summer Commercial Chinook Fishery

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Fact Sheets

2015 Fall Fact Sheets
No. 4 - August 21, 2015
No. 3 - August 12, 2015
No. 2 - August 11, 2015
No. 1 - July 29, 2015

2015 Summer Fact Sheets
No. 7 - July 27, 2015
No. 6 - July 20, 2015
No. 5 - July 16, 2015
No. 4 - July 14, 2015
No. 3 - July 6, 2015
No. 2 - June 30, 2015
No. 1 - June 10, 2015

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Other Compact Information

  • August 20, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearing - Fri. Aug. 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM via teleconference
  • July 27, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearing - Mon. July 27, 2015 at 2:30 PM via teleconference
  • July 20, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearing - Mon. July 20, 2015 at 2:00 PM via teleconference
  • July 15, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearing - Thurs. July 16, 2015, at 2:00 PM via teleconference
  • July 13, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearing - Tues. July 14, 2015, at 9:00 AM via teleconference
  • July 6, 2015 - Notice of Compact/Joint State Hearing - Tues. July 7, 2015, at 1:00 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.