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COMMISSION: April 22, 2011


Friday, April 22, 2011

Adopt Temporary Rules
Roy Elicker, Director
The Imnaha River

1. 635-042-0022 2011
Commercial Spring Chinook Fishery In the Columbia River

Adopted March 28, 2011; effective March 29, 2011 through April 1, 2011.
Amended rule allows the non-Indian commercial spring Chinook salmon fishery in the mainstem Columbia River to commence March 29, 2011 from the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to Kelly Point (Zones 1 thru 4). Modifications are consistent with joint state action taken March 28, 2011 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

2. 635-042-0022
Additional Commercial Spring Chinook Fishery In the Columbia River

Adopted April 4, 2011; effective April 6, 2011 through April 10, 2011.
Amended rule allows an additional non-Indian commercial spring Chinook fishing period in the mainstem Columbia River to commence on April 6, 2011 from the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to Bonneville Dam (Zones 1 thru 5). Modifications are consistent with joint state action taken April 4, 2011 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

3. 635-023-0095
John Day Pool Recreational Sturgeon Fishery Closes

Adopted April 4, 2011; effective April 10, 2011 through September 30, 2011.
Amended rule closes the recreational sturgeon season in the John Day Pool of the Columbia River effective April 10, 2011 due to the projected attainment of the harvest guideline. Modifications are consistent with action taken April 4, 2011 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

4. 635-023-0125 2011
Columbia River Recreational Spring Chinook Seasons

Adopted April 6, 2011; effective April 8, 2011 through June 15, 2011.
Amended rule re-opens the 2011 Columbia River spring Chinook season effective Friday, April 8, 2011 with a description of areas, dates, and bag limits for recreational harvest of adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead. Revisions are consistent with the action taken April 6, 2011 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

5. 635-023-0134
Open Spring Chinook Sport Fishery On the Snake River Below Hells Canyon Dam

Adopted April 11, 2011; effective April 23, 2011 through October 19, 2011.
Amended rule opens a spring Chinook fishery on the Snake River, from Dug Bar Boat Ramp upstream to the deadline below Hell Canyon Dam, beginning on April 23, 2011 to coincide with the State of Idaho’s regulations for this fishery.

6. 635-016-0090
Diamond Lake Trout Bag Limit Increased to Eight Per Day

Adopted April 13, 2011; effective May 1, 2011 through October 27, 2011.
Amended rule allows an increase to the daily bag limit for trout in Diamond Lake. The 2009 Diamond Lake Management Plan established management of the lake under the Basic Yield alternative (OAR 635-500-0703). Increasing the harvest of trout will help reduce potential surplus biomass accumulation in the lake and retain the high trophic community levels currently observed.

7. 635-023-0125 2011
Columbia River Recreational Spring Chinook Season Extended

Adopted April 14, 2011; effective April 16, 2011 through June 15, 2011.
Amended rule extends, by four (4) days, the 2011 Columbia River spring Chinook season effective Saturday, April 16, 2011 with a description of areas, dates, and bag limits for recreational harvest of adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead. Revisions are consistent with the action taken April 14, 2011 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

8. 635-042-0145, 635-042-0160, 635-042-0170 and 635-042-0180
Modified 2011 Commercial Spring-Summer Fisheries for Columbia River Select Areas

Adopted April 20, 2011; effective April 21, 2011 through July 29, 2011.
Amended rules rescind commercial fishing periods previously scheduled to occur, from April 21 through April 26, 2011, in the Columbia River Select Area fisheries. Revisions are consistent with the action taken April 20, 2011 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

9. 635-023-0125 2011
Columbia River Recreational Spring Chinook Season Extended

Adopted April 14, 2011; effective April 16, 2011 through June 15, 2011.
Amended rule extends the ongoing sport fishery in the Columbia River upstream of the Bonneville Dam by seven (7) days through May 1, 2011. This action affects the area from the Tower Island power lines (approximately 6 miles below The Dalles Dam) upstream to the Oregon/Washington border; plus the Oregon and Washington banks between Bonneville Dam and the Tower Island power lines. Revisions are consistent with the action taken April 20, 2011 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington in cooperation with the Columbia River Treaty tribes.

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