Chinook Fishing Regulations

Squaxin Island Annual Chinook Regs 2019


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EMERGENCY REGULATION NO. ER-19-01

Date:
July 1st, 2019

Regs. No. Superseded/Modified:
AR-19-01

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.Monday, July 15th, 2019
Closed: 9:00 a.m.Monday, September 9th, 2019

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 PM to 9 AM-Daily Closure: 9 AM to 6 PM (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 19-01 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 30th- September 2nd.

Justification:
Squaxin Island Tribe Annual Harvest of Fall Chinook


SQUAXIN ISLAND TRIBE EMERGENCY REGULATION NO. ER-19-02 (Inner Budd Inlet)

Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes Regs

Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes Regulation number:  MCTC-01-2019/20

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, 2019

Effective dates:
July 28 – October 12, 2019

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 28, 2019.
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 12, 2019.

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


Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes Regulation Number:  MCTC-02-2019/20

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, 2019

Effective Dates: 
August 1 – September 21, 2019

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, Thursday, August 1, 2019.
All gears: Open 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
Ending: 12:00 noon, Saturday, September 21, 2019.

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


 Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes Regulation Number:  MCTC-03-2019/20

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, 2019

Effective Dates: 
August 1 – September 15, 2019

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, Thursday, August 1, 2019.
All gears: Open 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.
Ending: 12:00 noon, Sunday, September 15, 2019.

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.