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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
November 3, 2016 - Mainstem Columbia River Recreational Salmonid Fishery
October 19, 2016 - Fall Commercial Sturgeon Setline Fishery
October 19, 2016 - Mainstem Columbia Recreational Salmonid Fishery
October 11, 2016 - Treaty Indian Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
October 6, 2016 - Treaty Indian Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
September 29, 2016 - Treaty Indian Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery
September 29, 2016 - Select Area Fall Season - Blind Slough
September 27, 2016 - Non-Indian Mainstem Commericial Salmon Fishery
September 22, 2016 - Treaty Indian Fall Gillnet Commercial Fishery
September 22, 2016 - Buoy 10 Recreational Fishery
September 22, 2016 - Non-Indian Mainstem Commercial Fishery
September 14, 2016 - Non-Indian Mainstem Commercial Late Fall Fishery
September 14, 2016 - Buoy 10
September 14, 2016 - Treaty Indian Fall Commercial Gillnet Fishery

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Fact Sheets

2016 Fall Fact Sheets
No. 14 - November 3, 2016
No. 12a - October 19, 2016
No. 12b - October 19, 2016
No. 11 - October 11, 2016
No. 10 - October 6, 2016
No. 9 - September 29, 2016
No. 8 - September 27, 2016
No. 7 - September 22, 2016
No. 6a - September 14, 2016
No. 6b - September 14, 2016
No. 5 - August 31, 2016
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

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Other Compact Information

  • November 2, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Thurs, November 3, 2016 12:00 PM via teleconference
  • October 19, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Weds. October 19, 2016 3:00 PM via teleconference
  • October 4, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Thurs. October 6, 2016 11:00 AM via teleconference
  • September 27, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Tues. September 27, 2016 via teleconference
  • September 21, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Thurs. September 22, 2016 via teleconference
  • September 13, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Weds. September 14, 2016 12:30 PM via teleconference
  • August 31, 2016 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Weds. August 31, 2016 3:00 PM via teleconference
  • 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

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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.