On June 13th, 2013, Squaxin Island Tribal Council approved the 2013 Annual Commercial Net Fishing Regulations. These annual regulations consist of the: 2013 Annual Commercial Net Fishing Regulations of The Squaxin Island Tribe with 2013 Fall Chinook Net Fishing Reglations (AR-13-01) 2103/2014 Coho and Chum Commercial Net Regulations of The Squaxin Island Tribe (AR-13-02) A fishery is open by Emergency Regulation that is filed by the Squaxin Island Natural Resources Department. Each Emergency Regulation will be posted at the Squaxin Natural Resources Department as well as online at the Squaxin Island Website. A summary of Emergency Regulations will also be provided on a twenty-four (24) hour “hotline” by calling 360-432-3899.Questions regarding any Squaxin Island Treaty Net fishing please contact: Joseph Peters Squaxin Island Fisheries Management Biologist 360-432-3813 or email@example.com
It’s time to get your boats ready and gear mended because fishing season is just around the corner. We are expecting to see some good returns of Fall Chinook with approximately 19,500 expected to come back to Tumwater Falls Hatchery this year. The coho season was a real downer last year with record low returns but the forecast looks promising with expected net pen coho returns to be around 51,000.
Fall chum numbers look to be lower this year from last with 264,000 coming back to our region. Being an odd year, escapement goals for Totten Inlet (Kennedy) will be 11,500 chum and Eld Inlet (McLane & Perry) will be 14,500 chum.
You should see some Pink salmon dipping down in our waters. South Sound Pink returns for Puyallup and Nisqually are expected to be around the million mark.
Squaxin Island Tribe fishing regulations are available on the web! Currently we have no fisheries open, but when we do open for fishing all emergency regulations will be posted on our website.
Check out the 2011 Squaxin Annual Fishing Regulations here:
If you have any questions regarding the Squaxin Island Tribe’s salmon fisheries please contact:
Fish Biologist/Harvest Manager