Fall Fact Sheet No. 4 & Compact Action

September 14th, 2017

The Columbia River Compact convened by teleconference at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 14 to consider Treaty Indian and non-Indian commercial fisheries in the late fall management season.

The US v. Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) met earlier in the week to review the ongoing salmon and steelhead runs, and to estimate fish passage at this point in the season. Due to the Eagle Creek wildfire in the Columbia River gorge, counting fish at Bonneville Dam has been challenging. Passage of fall Chinook since August 1 is estimated to be approximately 186,000 adult fall Chinook. Passage of summer steelhead is estimated to be a little over 87,00 upriver summer steelhead.

The staff recommendation for the non-Indian commercial fishery was for three nights of fishing time on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, September 17, 19, and 21 from 8:00 p.m through 6:00 a.m. the next morning. A mandatory fishery observation program was required for participants in the fishery.

Fall Fact Sheet No. 4 is appended in the form of a PDF file. The subsequent Compact Action Notice is posted as well.

Fall Fact Sheet No. 4

170914 Compact Action Notice

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