The Columbia River Indian-caught salmon season opens Saturday.
Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs and Yakama fishers will make their way to the Columbia River for the opening of the first commercial season of 2018. They will harvest sockeye and summer chinook that will be available for purchase by the general public.
Public sales locations include: Marine Park in Cascade Locks, Celilo Park, North Bonneville (one mile east of Bonneville Dam on the Washington side), Hood River area, select farmers markets and Columbia Point in the Tri-Cities. Before traveling to sales locations, the public is encouraged to call the salmon marketing program at 1-888-289-1855 to find out where the current day’s catch is being sold.
When purchasing fish from the tribal fishery, people should bring a cooler with ice. Prices are set by individual fishers and purchasers should request a receipt.
For more information about purchasing fish, visit www.critfc.org/harvest. Regular salmon sales updates also are available on Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission’s social media sites.