May 31, 2023
Action: Closes all salmon and steelhead fisheries below Bonneville Dam.
Species affected: Spring Chinook, hatchery steelhead
Location: Columbia River, from Rocky Point/Tongue Point upstream to Bonneville Dam.
Effective date: June 1 through June 15, 2023
Rules: Salmon and steelhead: Closed
Reason for action: Updated runsize estimates have lowered the upriver spring Chinook salmon runsize to 143,000, compared to the pre-season forecast of 198,600. Data indicates that allowed impacts to ESA listed upriver spring Chinook salmon have been exceeded by the collective treaty and non-treaty catches to-date (9.09% as compared to the allowed 9.0%).
Fishery managers will continue to monitor actual returns closely in the weeks ahead.
Additional information: All other permanent regulations apply.
Information contact: Region 5: (360) 696-6211