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2017 Annual Net Fishing Reg_with Chinook

 

EMERGENCY REGULATION NO. ER-17-01

Date:
July 7th, 2017

Regs. No. Superseded/Modified:
AR-17-01

Fishery Type:
FALL CHINOOK – Commercial Fishery

Catch Area:
13F Budd Inlet (Outer Portion Only)
13D-1 Dana Passage, 13D-2 Pickering Passage, 13D-3 Peale Passage,
13D-4 Southern Case Inlet
13G Eld Inlet (Outer portion as specified in the detailed annual regulations) 13K Northern Case Inlet

On/Off Reservation:
ON/OFF
Effective Dates:
Open:    6 AM Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Closed: 9 AM Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Days/Hours by Gear:

Drift Nets/Set Nets
Open 7 Days/Week Daily Hours: 6 PM to 9 AM Daily Closure: 9 AM to 9 PM

Set Nets: (North of Priest Point line, Outer Eld, Dana, Pickering, Peale, Case)
Maximum Length: 600 feet/Minimum Stretch 6 inches

Drift Nets: (North of the Priest Point line to the Gull Harbor line, Pickering, Peale, Case)
Maximum Length: 600 feet/Minimum Stretch 6 inches

Drift Nets: (North of the Gull Harbor line, Dana, Outer Eld Inlet)
Maximum Length: 900 feet/Minimum Stretch 6 inches

Beach Seines (Outer Budd Inlet & Dana Passage) Open 7 Days/Week Daily Hours: 6AM to 9 PM Daily Closure: 9 PM to 6 AM

Beach Seines: (Outer Budd Inlet & Dana Passage Only)
Maximum Length: 600 feet/ Mesh Size: 3 inch Minimum 4 inch Maximum

Other Restrictions:
Outer Budd Inlet is defined as all marine waters north of a line running east to west from Priest Point through the #4 buoy to the opposite shore and south of a line projected from Cooper Point to the light at Dofflemeyer Point near Boston Harbor.
Eld Inlet includes all waters north and east of a line projected due east from Flapjack Point to the opposite shore, to the northern 13G boundary.  This portion of Eld Inlet is open to allow harvest of Budd Inlet Chinook milling at the mouth of Eld Inlet.
Refer to the Annual Regulation for Northern Case Inlet Closures: Sherwood Creek, Coulter Creek and Rocky Bay-Vaughn Bay Closures are in effect.
All waters of Southern Case Inlet 13D south and east of a line extending from Johnson Point to Devils Head Light will be closed.

Chinook Beach Seines Must Release All Coho.

Be aware of excessive boat traffic during Labor Day Weekend September 1st- September 4th.

Justification:
Squaxin Island Tribe Annual Harvest of Fall Chinook

In Accordance with the Squaxin Island Fishing Ordnance, This Regulation is hereby approved by Squaxin Island Tribal Council, Friday July 7, 2017. Original signed regulation is on file with Squaxin Island Tribe Natural Resources Department.


EMERGENCY REGULATION NO. ER-17-02

Date:
July 7th, 2017

Regs. No. Superseded/Modified:
AR-17-01

Fishery Type:
FALL CHINOOK – Commercial Fishery

Catch Area:
13F Inner Budd Inlet

On/Off Reservation:
OFF

Effective Dates:
Open: 7pm Tuesday August 15th, 2017
Closed: 9am Friday September 8th, 2017

Days/Hours by Gear:

Set Nets Only (South of Priest Point line) Maximum Length: 300 ft. /Minimum Stretch: 6 inches

7pm Tuesdays to 9am Wednesdays
7pm Wednesdays to 9am Thursdays
7pm Thursdays to 9am Fridays

Closed: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Other Restrictions:
All marine waters south of a line running directly northeast from the northern most end of the railroad trestle nearest the 4th Avenue Bridge to northern end corner of the Bayview Thriftway board walk are CLOSED. Northern end corner of Bayview board walk is defined as approximately 360 ft of board walk from the 4th Avenue Bridge. Set nets must be 150 feet apart; no nets may be tied together. No gillnet shall extend more than one-third (1/3) of the way across any boat channel, inlet cove, or creek mouth. No nets may be attached to the Yacht Club facility or Bay View dock. A channel must be maintained to all moorage docks located in Budd Inlet. Set nets shall be located according to the normal fishing regulations.

Justification:
Annual Harvest of Fall Chinook

In Accordance with the Squaxin Island Fishing Ordnance, This Regulation is hereby approved by Squaxin Island Tribal Council, Monday July 11, 2016. Original signed regulation is on file with Squaxin Island Tribe Natural Resources Department.


Filing organization:  Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes

Regulation number: 
MCTC-01-2017/18

Catch area: 
Chamber’s Bay fishing area (13C) All waters easterly of a line 100′ east of the railroad trestle at the Mouth of chamber’s bay to within 400′ of the dam and causeway.

Fishery type: 
Commercial

Species: 
Chinook

Date adopted: 
July 13, 2017

Effective dates: 
July 30 – October 14, 2017

Legal gear:
Beach seines – 600′ maximum length with a 3″ minimum and 4″ maximum mesh size.

Follow the below rules or enforcement will be called:
1. Be considerate of others waiting for an opportunity 2. Please limit hang time on the pocket to 15 minutes 3. Complete pull and allow others to have a turn 4. If no one is waiting, hang times can exceed 15 minutes until another fishermen is waiting.

Marine set gill nets
– 100′ maximum length, minimum 5″ mesh size.
Set nets shall be tended not less than once every 24 hours. All set nets must be attached to the shore or anchored to the high water line. The end not attached to shore must be marked with a floating buoy not less than 20″ in diameter; each  buoy must be lit and marked in letters no less than 1″ in height with owner’s full name and tribe name. Set nets must be 100′ apart and may not be tied together, they must all be anchored individually.

Days/hrs:
Beginning: 12:00 noon Sunday, July 30, 2017.

Beach seines:
Open 2 days per week, from Sunday 12:00 noon to Tuesday 12:00 noon.

Set nets:
Open 2 days per week, from Wednesday 12:00 noon to Friday 12:00 noon.
Ending: Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Comments:
Revisions to the fishing schedule may be made according to in-season update. If no revision to the fishing schedule is made, the area will close when the harvestable number has been reached, and will re-open when escapement needs have been satisfied, or when the Chinook management period has ended.

Justification: 
Harvestable Chinook


Filing Organization: Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes
Regulation Number: MCTC-02-2017/18

Catch Area: Carr Inlet (13A)
Those marine waters north of a line projected from green point on the east shoreline to Penrose Point (signal tower no 4) on the Longbranch Peninsula and south of the State Highway 302 bridge and causeway, excluding the waters of Minter Bay.

Fishery Type:
Commercial

Species:
Chinook

Date Adopted:
July 13, 2017

Effective Dates:
August 1 – September 23, 2017

Legal Gear:
Set gill nets – 900′ maximum length, 5″ minimum mesh size Drift gill nets – 1,800′ maximum length, 5″ minimum mesh size

Beach seines – 900′ maximum length, 3″ minimum & 4″ maximum mesh size

Days/Hrs:
Beginning: 12:00 noon, Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
All gears: Open 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
Ending: 12:00 noon, Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Additional Restrictions:
The waters within a 1000′ radius of the mouth of Minter Creek (including Minter Bay), marked off by the 6 red buoys set by the Medicine Creek Tribes, shall be closed.

Burley Lagoon (those waters inside of the State Hwy 302 bridge and Causeway) is closed to all fishing.

Lay Inlet (those waters east of the access bridge on the south side of Raft Island and east of a line on the north side of Raft Island running from the westernmost large dock on Raft Island (below the large white house with the multi-terraced yard) northerly to the multi-platform stairway at the east end of the rock bulkhead) is closed to all fishing.

Justification:
Harvestable Chinook

Remarks:
The following actions will be subject to penalties and/or fines in accordance with tribal fishing ordinances adopted by the Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes:

* Wantonly wasting or destroying food fish.
* Disposing of litter into the water or onto shore while participating in the in-common fisheries of the Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes.Marine set nets shall be tended not less than once every 24 hours. No drift nets set shall be left unattended.

Individual tribes may file regulations with shorter tending times of set nets. These regulations will be enforceable on the filing tribe’s members only.


Filing Organization: Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes

Regulation Number:
MCTC-03-2017/18

Catch Area: Fox Island Pens fishing area (Area 13) All marine waters of Hale Passage and Wollochet Bay inside and northerly of a line drawn from the old ferry dock to the point on the opposite shore at the southern and easterly entrance to Wollechet Bay and south of the Fox Island bridge.

Fishery Type:
Commercial

Species:
Chinook

Date Adopted:
July 13, 2017

Effective Dates:
August 1 – September 15, 2017

Legal Gear:
Set gill nets – 900′ maximum length with a 5″ minimum mesh size Drift gill nets – 1,800′ maximum length with a 5″ minimum mesh size Beach seines – 900′ maximum length with a 3″ minimum and 4″ maximum mesh size

Days/hrs all gears:
Beginning: 12:00 noon, Monday, August 1, 2017.
All gears: Open 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
Ending: 12:00 noon, Friday, September 15, 2017.

Justification:
Harvestable Chinook

Remarks:
Marine set nets shall be tended not less than once every 24 hours.

No drift nets set shall be left unattended.

Individual tribes may file regulations with shorter tending times of set nets. These regulations will be enforceable on the filing tribe’s members only.

The following actions will be subject to penalties and/or fines in accordance with tribal fishing ordinances adopted by the Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes:

* Wantonly wasting or destroying food fish.

* Disposing of litter into the water or onto shore while participating in the in-common fisheries of the Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes.