KWSO News Sep. 7, 2018

A Zone six Commercial Salmon Gillnet Fishery will open at 6am Monday September 10 for four nights, closing at 6pm Friday September 14. Gear can be set and drift gillnets with an eight inch minimum mesh size restriction. Any species of salmon, steelhead, shad, yellow perch, bass, walleye, catfish and carp may be sold or retained for subsistence. Fish landed during open period are allowed to be sold after the period concludes. Additional fall season gillnet openings are expected to be scheduled to open. For information, talk to Tribal Fisheries Department.

In prep sports yesterday, the Madras Varsity Volleyball squad defeated Woodburn 25-20, 25-18, 25-17. This evening, White Buffs football has a 7pm game at La Pine High School. On Saturday, all of the volleyball squads are in action – freshman play in La Pine, while the JV & Varsity play at Cascade High School.

Negotiators from Canada and the United States have reached a tentative deal over Pacific salmon. That’s according to John Field, executive secretary of the Pacific Salmon Commission in Vancouver, British . Columbia. That was on August 24. But the 10-year annex of the Pacific Salmon Treaty isn’t official until it’s signed by both countries. The treaty has governed salmon catches, research and enhancement in Alaska, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia since 1985. No details have been released on this latest agreement which would last until 2029. But Field said he’s confident it’ll be approved before the current deal expires at the end of this year.