Coho Fishing Regulations

Annual Coho Regs

Squaxin Island Annual Coho and Chum Regs 2018


Squaxin Island Tribe Emergency Regs

EMERGENCY REGULATION NO. ER-18-05

Date:
September 6th, 2018

Regs. No. Superseded/Modified:
AR-18-02

Fishery Type:
COHO – Commercial Fishery

Catch Area:
13D-1 Dana Passage
13D-2 Pickering Passage, (On & Off Reservation)
13D-3 Peale Passage (On Reservation)
13D-4 Southern Case Inlet

On/Off Reservation:
ON/OFF

Effective Dates:
Open:  6 AM Monday, September 10th, 2018
Open Until Further Notice

Days/Hours by Gear:

Beach Seines: Open 6 AM Monday, September 10th, 2018 Daily hours On and Off Reservation are 24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week
Maximum Length: 600 feet/ Mesh Size: 3 inch Minimum 4 inch Maximum

Set Nets: Open 4 PM Monday, September 10th, 2018 Daily hours On and Off Reservation are 4 PM – 9 AM Daily, 7 Days/Week

(Dana 13D-1, Pickering 13D-2(On and Off Reservation), Peale 13D-3(On Reservation)
Maximum Length: 300 feet   Minimum Stretch: 5 inches

(Southern Case Inlet 13D-4)
Maximum Length: 600 feet   Minimum Stretch: 5 inches

Other Restrictions:
Pickering Passage 13D-2- Closed areas for Commercial Coho Beach Seine and Set Net Fishing: the area extending from the Totten Inlet line from Glen Parkers Dock/Pilings to the Hammersley Inlet line at Arcadia Point.  Set Nets have priority over Beach Seines to fish On Reservation 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m.. Peale Passage 13D-3 – Closed areas for Commercial Set Net Fishing: Salish Seafoods, Hartstene Island: AREAS H1, H2 and H3.  No Set Nets may be attached to any part of the Tribal Net Pens Complexes situated in Peale Passage. Case Inlet 13D-4- All waters of 13D South and East of a line extending from the Johnson Point Light to the Devil’s Head Light are Closed.

JUSTIFICATION: 
Annual Commercial Harvest of Coho

In Accordance with the Squaxin Island Fishing Ordnance, This Regulation is hereby approved by Squaxin Island Tribal Council, Thursday September 6th, 2018. Original signed regulation is on file with Squaxin Island Tribe Natural Resources Department.


EMERGENCY REGULATION NO. ER-18-08

Regulation No. 
ER-18-08

Date:
October 23rd, 2018

Regs. No. Superseded/Modified:
ER-18-05

Fishery Type:
Closed- Coho Commercial Fishery-Closed

Catch Area:
13D-1 Dana Passage
13D-2 Pickering Passage, (On & Off Reservation)
13D-3 Peale Passage (On Reservation)
13D-4 Southern Case Inlet

On/Off Reservation:
ON/OFF

Effective Dates:
CLOSED: 9 AM Thursday November 1, 2018

JUSTIFICATION:
End of Commercial Harvest of Coho


Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes Regs

Regulation Number:
MCTC-04-2018/19

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: 
Coho

Date adopted: 
September 6, 2018

Effective dates: 
September 16 – October 27, 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 and 4″ maximum mesh size

Days/hrs:
Beginning: 12:00 noon, Sunday, September 16, 2018.
Drift nets and beach seines: open 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
Set nets: open 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
Ending: 12:00 noon, Saturday, October 27, 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, is closed to all fishing. Burley Lagoon (those waters north of the State Highway 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 coho

Remarks:
Marine set nets shall be tended not less than once every 24 hours. Individual tribes may file regulations with shorter tending times of set nets. Such 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.


Regulation Number: 
MCTC-06-2018/19

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: 
Coho

Date adopted: 
October 24, 2018

Effective dates: 
October 14-November 3, 2018

Legal gear:
Beach seines
600′ maximum length with a 3″ minimum and 4″ maximum mesh size.
The following rules will be enforced:
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
1
00′ 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, and must all be anchored individually.

Days/Hrs:
Beginning 12:00 noon Sunday, October 14, 2018
Beach seines: OPEN 1 day per week, from Sunday 12:00 Noon to Monday 12:00 Noon.
Set nets: OPEN 1 days per week, from Monday 12:00 Noon to Tuesday 12:00 Noon.

CLOSED: November 3, 2018.

Comments:
The above schedule may change to ensure fishable conditions.

Justification: 
Harvestable coho

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