Coho Fishing Regulations

Annual Coho Regs

Squaxin Island Annual Coho/Chum Regs 2019


Squaxin Island Tribe Emergency Regs

Regulation No.  ER-19-04

Date:
September 5th, 2019

Regs. No. Superseded/Modified:
AR-19-02

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 Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Open Until Further Notice

Days/Hours by Gear:
BEACH SEINES
Open 6 AM Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
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 Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 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: “Arcadia Point Area,” 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 4PM to 9AM. Peale Passage 13D-3:Closed areas for Commercial Set Net Fishing: Hartstene Oyster Company, 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


Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes Regs

Regulation number:  MCTC-05-2019/20

Catch area: 
Fox Island net 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: 
Coho

Date adopted: 
September 19, 2019

Effective dates: 
September 15 – October 20, 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 and 4″ maximum mesh size

Days/hrs all gears:
Open 7 days/week, 24 hours/day
Beginning 12:00 noon, Sunday, September 15, 2019 Closes 12:00 noon, Sunday, October 20, 2019

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. 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.


Regulation Number: MCTC-04-2019/20

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:
Coho

Date adopted:
September 15, 2019

Effective dates: 
September 15 – October 26, 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 and 4″ maximum mesh size

Days/hrs:
Beginning: 12:00 noon, Sunday, September 15, 2019
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 26, 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, 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-06-2019/20

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:
Coho

Date adopted: 
October 10, 2019

Effective dates: 
October 13-November 2, 2019

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 – 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, and must all be anchored individually.

Days/Hrs:
Beginning 12:00 noon Sunday, October 13, 2019

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 2, 2019.

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.