Chum Fishing Regulations

Annual Chum Regs

Annual_Coho_And_Chum_Regulations 2016

Emergency Chum Regs


November 22nd, 2016

Regs. No. Modified:

Fishery Type:
CHUM – Commercial Fishery

Catch Area:
Dana Passage
Pickering Passage
Totten Inlet
Eld Inlet

On/Off Reservation:  ON/OFF

Effective Dates/Days/Hours by Gear:
Open: 6 AM Friday, November 25th, 2016
Closed: 9 AM Monday, November 28th, 2016

Open: 6 AM Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
Closed: 9 AM Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Beach Seine & Drift Nets & Set Nets Open: 24 Hours

Beach Seines – Max Length 600 feet/ Mesh Size: 3 Inch Min- 4 Inch Max

Pickering Passage: Drift/ Set Nets – Max Length 600 feet/ Min Stretch: 5 inches

Totten Inlet: Drift Nets – Max Length 900 feet/ Set Nets Max Length 600 feet -Min Stretch: 5 inches

Other Totten Inlet Restrictions:
All waters of Totten Inlet southwest of a line running northwest from the northern tip of Burns Point through the double pilings north of  the Olympia Oyster Company building to the shore are Closed (Kennedy Creek closure).All waters of Skookum Inlet are CLOSED.

Eld Inlet: In those waters north of a line extending northeast from JM Peters dock to the point on the opposite shore and south of a line extending from Flapjack Point to the northernmost point of land at the entrance to Green Cove:  Drift/Set Nets- Max Length 300 feet/ Min Stretch: 5 inches

In those waters north of the aforementioned Flapjack Point Green Cove boundary to the northern 13G boundary: Drift/Set NetsMax Length 600 feet/ Min Stretch: 5 inches

Dana Passage: Drift Nets– Max Length 900 feet /Set Nets- Max Length 300 ft/ Min Stretch: 5 inches

Other Eld Inlet Restrictions: Nets may not be set over private oyster beds.  All waters south of a line extending from JM Peters dock to the point of land on the opposite shore are closed.

Beach Seines must Release Unmarked/Wild Coho



 Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes Regulation Number: MCTC-03-2016/17

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: 


Date adopted: 
October 28, 2016

Effective dates: 
November 1 – December 3, 2015

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

Beginning: 12:00 noon, Tuesday, November 1, 2016. All gears: open 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
Ending: 12:00 noon, Saturday, December 3, 2016.

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 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.

Harvestable chum

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.