Chinook Fishing Regulations

Squaxin Island Annual Chinook Regs 2018


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EMERGENCY REGULATION NO. ER-18-02

Date:
July 12th, 2018

Regs. No. Superseded/Modified:
AR-18-01

Fishery Type:
FALL CHINOOK – Commercial Fishery

Catch Area:
13F Inner Budd Inlet

On/Off Reservation:
OFF

Effective Dates:
Open: 7:00 p.m. Monday July 16th, 2018
Closed: 9:00 a.m. Friday September 7th, 2018

Days/Hours by Gear:

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

Open:
7:00 p.m. Mondays to 9:00 a.m. Tuesdays
7:00 p.m. Tuesdays to 9:00 a.m. Wednesdays
7:00 p.m. Wednesdays to 9:00 a.m. Thursdays
7:00 p.m. Thursdays to 9:00 a.m. Fridays

Closed:
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, Thursday July 12, 2018. Original signed regulation is on file with Squaxin Island Tribe Natural Resources Department.


EMERGENCY REGULATION NO. ER-18-03

Date:
July 12th, 2018

Regs. No. Superseded/Modified:
AR-18-01

Fishery Type:
FALL CHINOOK – Commercial Fishery

Catch Area:
13F
Budd Inlet (Outer Portion Only)

13D
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:    6:00 a.m. Sunday, July 15th, 2018
Closed: 9:00 a.m. Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Days/Hours by Gear:
Drift Nets/Set Nets

Set Nets:
Open 7 Days/Week/24 hours
Set Nets must not be left unattended.
(North of Priest Point line, Outer Eld, Dana, Pickering, Peale, Case)
Maximum Length: 600 feet
Minimum Stretch 6 inches

Drift Nets:
Open 7 Days/Week
Daily Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Daily Closure: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
(North of the Priest Point line to the Gull Harbor line, Pickering, Peale, Case)
Maximum Length: 600 feet
Minimum Stretch 6 inches

(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, Outer Eld Inlet):
Open 7 Days/Week/24 Hours
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 August 31st- September 3rd.

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, Thursday July 12, 2018. Original signed regulation is on file with Squaxin Island Tribe Natural Resources Department.


EMERGENCY REGULATION NO. ER-18-06

Date:
September 5th, 2018

Regs. No. Superseded/Modified:
AR-18-01

Fishery Type:
FALL CHINOOK – Commercial Fishery

Catch Area:
13F     Budd Inlet (Outer Portion)
13F      Inner Budd Inlet

On/Off Reservation:
ON/OFF

Effective Dates/Days/Hours by Gear:

Outer Budd Inlet
Open:  9:00 p.m. Sunday, September 9th, 2018
Closed: 9:00 a.m. Friday, September 21st, 2018

Set Nets:
Open 7 Days/Week/24 hours-Set Nets must not be left unattended.
(North of Priest Point line, Outer Eld, Dana, Pickering, Peale,Case) Maximum Length: 600 feet/Minimum Stretch 6 inches

Drift Nets:
Open 7 Days/Week Daily Hours: 6 PM to 9 AM-Daily Closure: 9 AM to 6 PM (North of the Priest Point line to the Gull Harbor line) Maximum Length: 600 feet/Minimum Stretch 6 inches

(North of the Gull Harbor line)
Maximum Length: 900 feet/Minimum Stretch 6 inches

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

Open:
7:00 p.m. Monday September 11th to 9:00 a.m. Tuesday. September 12th

7:00 p.m. Tuesday September 12th to 9:00 a.m.Wednesday September 13th

7:00 p.m. Wednesday September 13th to 9:00 a.m. Thursday September 14th

7:00 p.m. Thursday September 14th to 9:00 a.m. Friday September 15th

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.  Inner Budd Inlet is defined as 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:
Squaxin Island Tribe Annual Harvest of Fall Chinook


Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes Regs

Filing organization:
Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes

Regulation number:
MCTC-01-2018/19

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 24, 2018

Effective Dates:
July 29 – October 13, 2018

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. Please 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 29, 2018.

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 13, 2018.

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-02-2018/19

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 24, 2018

Effective Dates: 
August 1 – September 22, 2018

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, Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
All gears: Open 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
Ending: 12:00 noon, Saturday, September 22, 2018.

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-03-2018/19

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 24, 2018

Effective Dates:
August 1 – September 15, 2018

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, Wednesday, August 1, 2018.
All gears: Open 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
Ending: 12:00 noon, Saturday, September 15, 2018.

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.