Description: From its inception in 1983, Yakama Nation Fisheries has employed scientific expertise in concert with traditional ecological knowledge to develop innovative projects and partnerships credited with restoring culturally important fish runs in the Columbia River. Yakama Nation Fisheries is headquartered on the Yakama Reservation. We maintain field offices in Portland, Husum, Goldendale, Wahkiacus, Glenwood, Prosser, Yakima, Ellensburg, Cle Elum, Peshastin, Wenatchee, Winthrop, Piney Wood, and Twisp. Yakama Nation Fisheries consists of over 200 employees that manage numerous projects across the Columbia River mainstem and sub-basins (White Salmon, Little White Salmon, Wind, Klickitat, Rockcreek, Yakima, Wenatchee, Entiat, Chelan, and Methow). Yakama Nation Fisheries focuses on culturally important fish, including: Chinook, sockeye, steelhead, coho, Pacific lamprey, and White sturgeon.
Yakama Nation Fisheries honors, protects, and restores the Columbia River.
About: Yakama Nation Fisheries is a program of the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation.
WDFW biologist Charles Frady captured this video of Pacific Lamprey while working near Winthrop earlier this month. Adult Lamprey were first translocated in Methow Subbasin by Yakama Nation Fisheries beginning in Fall 2015 and more efforts are underway each and every year by YNF and partners to restore their populations in the Upper Columbia Basin.
From WDFW Facebook post:
"The lamprey are constructing a redd – a.k.a. nest -- which is one of the first documented signs of spawning of these once abundant and now scarce jawless fish in the Methow Basin. This is a positive development that has come with a lot of hard restoration work by groups such as the Yakama Nation Fisheries, among others.
Newly hatched larval lamprey were also documented in 2016 by partners in the lamprey restoration effort (and were later genetically confirmed to be from the translocated adults).
For more on this, please consider visiting these URLS as well:
yakamafish-nsn.gov/restore/projects/lamprey and -- youtu.be/--cxSc_wB58"
“I am concerned that we are about to begin yet another chapter of fighting each other over who should do what, rather than rolling up our sleeves, standing shoulder to shoulder and investing our limited time, energy and resources toward saving salmon for future generations,” Franz wrote in an Aug. 11 letter to Ferguson.
To read more, click link below:
The Fish & Wildlife Committee authorizes the first 3 gillnet openings:
6am Monday Aug 21 to 6 pm Aug 25
6am Monday Aug 28 to 6 pm Sept 1
6am Monday Sep 4 to 6pm Sep 8.
Note: Driftnet length 800'
See attached for full regulations
Been open watch u talkin bout Willis (5 days ago)