Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission coordinates management policy and provides fisheries technical services for the Yakama, Warm Springs, Umatilla, and Nez Perce tribes. CRITFC’s mission is “to ensure a unified voice in the overall management of the fishery resources, and as managers, to protect reserved treaty rights through the exercise of the inherent sovereign powers of the tribes.” This mission is accomplished with four primary goals: 1) Put fish back in the rivers and protect watersheds where fish live. 2) Protect tribal treaty fish rights. 3) Share salmon culture. 4) Provide fisher services.