Chum Fishing Regulations

Annual Chum Regs

Squaxin Island Annual Coho and Chum Regs 2018

Squaxin Island Tribe Emergency Regs


December 3rd, 2018

Regs. No. Supercededs/Modified:

Fishery Type:
CHUM – Commercial Fishery

Catch Area:
13D-1   Dana Passage
13G      Eld Inlet

On/Off Reservation:

Effective Dates/Days/Hours by Gear:
Open:   6 AM Tuesday, December 4th, 2018
Closed: 9 AM Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Open: 6 AM Saturday, December 8th, 2018
Closed: 9 AM Monday, December 10th, 2018

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

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- Maximum Length 300 feet/ Minimum Stretch: 5 inches

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

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

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

Eld Inlet: 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 Release all unmarked/wild coho.


Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes Regs

Regulation Number: MCTC-07-2018/19

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: 


Date adopted: 
October 24, 2018

Effective dates: 
October 28 – December 8, 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

Beginning: 12:00 noon, Sunday, October 28, 2018. All gears OPEN 7 days per week, 24 hours per day
Ending: 12:00 noon, Saturday, December 8, 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 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.