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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

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Joint State Action Notices

2017
June 16, 2017 - Non-Treaty Summer/Fall Fishery Allocation Agreement
June 15, 2017 - Blind Slough/Knappa Slough Commercial Fishery
June 14, 2017 - Columbia White Sturgeon Retention Fishery
June 14, 2017 - Treaty Indian Summer Chinook Commercial Fishery
June 1, 2016 - White Sturgeon Sport Fishery
May 18, 2017 - Select Fisheries
May 11, 2017 - Hatchery steelhead and jack Chinook salmon fishery
April 12, 2016 - Mainstem columbia River Spring Chinook Recreational Fishery
April 12, 2016 - Blind Slough/Knapp Slough Selct Areas

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Fact Sheets

2017 Summer Fact Sheets
No. 1a - June 14, 2017
No. 1b - June 14, 2017

2017 Spring Fact Sheets
No. 1 - June 1, 2017

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Other Compact Information

  • June 27, 2017 [Updated] - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Wed. June 28, 2017 10:00 AM via teleconference
  • June 26, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Wed. June 28, 2017 10:00 AM via teleconference
  • June 13, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Wed. June 14, 2017 2:00 PM via teleconference
  • May 30, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Wed. May 31, 2017 2:00 PM via teleconference
  • May 24, 2017 - Compact/State Hearing scheduled for Wed. May 24, 2017 cancelled
  • May 23, 2017 - Notice of Compact/State Hearing: Wed. May 24, 2017 10:00 AM via teleconference
  • May 3, 2017 - Joint State Announcement

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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.