Summer Factsheet 3 & Compact Action

July 6th, 2017

The Columbia River Compact convened by teleconference at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017 to consider the non-Indian recreational fishery for summer Chinook and commercial fisheries in the Select Area Fishery Enhancement program terminal fisheries in the lower river estuary.  Passage of adult summer Chinook over Bonneville Dam to date appears higher than expected, given the preseason forecast. On the other hand, sockeye passage is less than expected. The US v. Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) met on Monday, July 3rd upgraded the summer Chinook run to  74,100 adult fish, and downgraded the sockeye run to 90,400 fish.

Given the run upgrade for upriver summer Chinook, the Joint Management staff recommended that the recreational fishery reopen for retention of adult summer Chinook from Friday July 7 through Monday, July 31 from the Astoria Bridge upriver to Bonneville Dam. Retention of jack hatchery Chinook, hatchery steelhead, and sockeye salmon remains open under previously adopted regulations, including the one hatchery steelhead bag limit.

Due to continued strong landings and high prices in the Blind Slough and Tongue Pt. Select Areas, staff recommended Select Area fishing time be extended in the Blind Slough/Knappa Slough and Tongue Pt/South Channel Select Areas.

Summer Fact Sheet No. 3 is appended in the form of a PDF file. The subsequent Compact-Joint State Action Notice is posted as well.

Summer Fact Sheet No. 3

170706 Compact_Joint State Action Notice

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