CCT Fish & Wildlife

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Fish and Wildlife Department.

Resident Fish division


The Resident Fish Division provides subsistence fisheries for the Colville tribal membership. Historically, anadromous fish were the principal subsistence fishery with the resident fish playing a minor role. However, the construction of Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph dams resulted in the elimination of anadroumous fish above the structures. Therefore, resident fish became a significant and necessary alternative as a subsistence resource for the Colville Tribe. The division utilizes hatchery supplementation for tribal and recreational opportunities.