Harvest

Fish Harvest and distribution to the Tribal membership is a culmination of what the Fisheries Department is all about.

 

Forecasts on spring Chinook, summer Chinook and  sockeye runs on the Columbia River results:

Columbia River Adult Salmon Returns: Actual and Forecasted a
    2017 2017 2018
    Forecast Actual Return Forecast
Spring Chinook Upriver Total 160,400 115,822 166,700
  Upper Columbia (total) 19,300    11,166     20,100
  Upper Columbia natural origin 3,700 2,514       3,400
  Snake River Spring/Summer (total) b 95,800 51,948 107,400
  Snake River natural origin b 15,100 6,261 18,500
   Mid-Columbia stocks total c  45,300  52,708  39,200
Summer Chinook Upper Columbia 63,100 68,204 67,300
         
Sockeye Total 198,500 88,263 99,000
  Wenatchee 54,200  34,861 25,700
  Okanogan 137,900  52,272 72,600
  Yakima 4,000  619 50
  Deschutes 1,000  66 50
  Snake River b 1,400  445 600
a/ Numbers may not sum due to rounding
b/ The 2017 actual return was based on TAC run reconstruction methodology

c/ Mid-Columbia Stock is by subtraction

 
Provided by the U.S. v Oregon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
December 7, 2017
Sterling Kalama’s crew at Wyeth on the Columbia River during ceremonial fishing 2017, with Joel Santos and Beartracks present
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Loading the tote with fish for distribution
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Distributing spring Chinook salmon in Warm Spring to Tribal members
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Traditional salmon bake at Bates State Park