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PAGE13MAZINAx19IGANInsidetheBonnevilledamCRITFCmaintainsstaffhardatworkmonitoringfishastheypassthroughthesystemandgatheringdataonbothsalmonandPacificlampreyx14thenecessarytaskofestablishingacomprehensivedatabase.Acomplexsystemofspillwaysguidesacertainnumberofreturningfishthroughthemonitoringspillwayswheretheyaremomentarilydelayedforthenecessarymeasurementslikelengthgirthandweight.Scalesamplesaretakenforagecompositionandafinclipforgeneticresearch.InthecaseofthePacificlampreyapithtagisalsoinserted.Butdamsarenottheonlyissueplaguingsalmonrecoverytoday.CRITFCnowfacessealionsItallbeganinthemid-2000sThompsonsaysandwastriggeredbyhighrunofchinookthatwerefollowedbythehungrysealions.TheyfoundanidealspotatBonnevillex19ssecondpowerhousetocatchbreakfastlunchanddinnerwheresalmonconvergedtoheadup-river.ComprisedofmalesealionswhofeastonsturgeoncomeFebruaryandsalmonlaterintheyearthesevoraciousfishpredatorsputasignificantdentinsalmonnumbers.BecausetheyremainprotectedundertheMarineAnimalProtectionActthetribeshavenoremovalauthoritybutareinvolvedinthedecision-makinginregardtothesealionissueThompsonsays.SomerepeatoffendersareremovedperhapsrelocatedtoazoootherwiseCRITFCparticipatesinhazingtheanimalsx14aperfectjobforcollegeinternswhocreateanunpleasantdisturbanceforthepicnickingsealionsbyusingcrackershellsorsealbombsatypeofunderwaterbombtokeepthemdownstreamofthedamandawayfromthevulnerablefish.WhilesomucheffortgoestowardsprotectingandrecoveringthefisheryCRITFCx19sendgoalistoprovideaplentifulharvestfortribalfishers.KnownastheSalmonPeopleoftheColumbiaRivertribalsocietytheredatesbackthousandsofyears.Thetribesx19relianceonsalmonandPacificlampreyisaninseparablepartoftheircultureandexistencex14economicsubsistenceandspiritual.MuchastheirforefathersdidtribalfishermenstillusescaffoldingalongthesteepbanksoftheColumbiagorgetofishusinglargelong-handledhoopnetstoscoopthefishfromtherunningwater.SadlyoneofthemostpopulartraditionalfishinggroundsatCeliloFallsnolongerexistsx14amagnificentfallslostinfloodingwhentheDallesDamwasclosed.CeliloFallsisnowCeliloLake.Theroarofthemightyfallslostforever.PartofCRITFCx19sroleinvolvesassistingwithmarketingtriballycaughtfish.Currentlycommercialfishingandfishingtechniquesisdependentonthesizeoffishruns.Ifitisplentifultribalmemberscansellfreshfishusuallyatlocalover-the-bankfishstandswherepurchaserseagerforthetasteofreallyfreshfishcanfindit.CRITFCsponsorsaTribalFishExpointhesummerfocusedonmarketing.x1cWehighlightsafetyx1dThompsonsaysx1cdemonstratingthingslikepropertechniquesforicingfishandwaystoimprovequality.x1dCRITFCoffersanothernecessaryservicetoitstribesx14thatofenforcement.WhileCRITFCx19sadministrativeofficeisdowntownPortlandCRITFCenforcementisstationedalongtheColumbiaRiverconvenientforboatlaunchandon-waterpa-trols.CRITFCofficerspatrolabout150milesontheColumbiainanareadesignatedasZone6extendingfrombelowtheBonnevilledamuprivertotheMcNaryDam.EnforcementalsomaintainsandEastOfficeandaCeliloVillageOffice.Withaforceof13officersandsixsupportstaffCRITFCsharesfederalandstatejurisdic-tioninWashingtonandOregonwithfullcriminaljurisdictionintherivercorridor.AccordingtoCRITFCCaptainJerryEkker.x1cOurgoalistokeepourfisherssafeonwaterandonland.x1dSafetyisafocusofCRITFCx19smembertribesandtheyrecentlypassedrulesrequiringsafetygearonboatsaswell.WhilemonitoringthefisheryisaprimarytaskCRITFCenforcementalsoisresponsibleforprotectionoftheresourcesmonitoringandmaintainingthein-lieufishingsitesanduniquelyprotectingarcheologicalsites.x1cWith10000yearsofprovenoccupationontheColumbiatherearemanyareasofarcheologicalandhis-CRITFCmembertribesEstablishedin1977theColumbiaRiverInter-TribalFishCommissionemploys110staffandfocusesonthemainstemoftheColumbiaRiversystemwhileitsfourmembertribesmanagethetributarysystems.UnderUSv.Oregonthetribeshaveco-managementauthorityimplementedthroughaten-yearfisheriesmanagementagreementbetweenthetribesandthestatewithconflictresolutionproceduresinplace.CRITFCprovidestechnicalservicesforthemanagementofthefisheriesincludingenforcementandactsasacoordinatingagencyforitsmembertribes.RIBALFISHCOMMISSIONlalseestodayrecoverColumbiaRiverfisheriesAlthoughBonnevilleDamisdesignedtoallow5shpassagethroughasystemoflocksandladdersPaci5clampreywerestillhavingdif5cultynegotiatingthroughthedamontheirwayuprivertospawn.Todaythelampreyswimupagushingstreamofwaterwithinthedaminordertomigratethroughthedamsite.Itseemsanimpossiblefetebutthelampreyswimstraightupadownspoutofwater.SEInsetDennisQuaemptsPaci5cStatesMarineFisheriesinsertspithtaginaPaci5clampreyasitmovesthroughtheBonnevilleDamstructuresontheColumbiaRiver.TribesareactivelytryingtorestorePaci5clampreyatraditionalfoodsource.SEOf5cerChristineTegerandCaptainGerryEkkerstandbesideoneofCRITFCx19sthreepatrolboatstheRodHenrynamedafteraformerof5cer.CRITFCx19senforcementemphasizessafetyforthetribal5shermenandof5cerspatrolabout150milesoftheColumbiaRiver.SETribal5shingscaffoldswithhoopnetsusedbytribal5shermenintheColumbiaRiverx14atraditionalformof5shing.SESeeCRITFCpage18