Salmon: Current Season Management

Salmon Hotlines, Websites, and Listserv

Up-to-date information on inseason changes is available from the hotlines and websites listed below. You may also sign up for the NMFS West Coast Region Salmon Fishery Management Listserve to get e-mail announcements about salmon management.

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2014-April 2015 Salmon Management

Each year the Council’s Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Council staff compile and verify information related to fishery statistics, including spawning escapement estimates. The management documents include:

  • The SAFE document, Review of 2013 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
  • The forecast used to set 2014 salmon fisheries (Preseason Report I, Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2014 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations)
  • The description of the Council’s proposed ocean salmon management alternatives for 2014 and characterization of their expected impacts on ocean salmon fisheries and the stocks which support them (Preseason Report II, Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2014 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations)
  • The STT’s analysis of the 2014 ocean salmon fishery management measures adopted by the Council for submission to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce (Preseason Report III, Analysis of Council Adopted Management Measures for 2014 Ocean Salmon Fisheries)

In addition, NMFS has published an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 2014 salmon management measures. Download the Environmental Assessment for 2014 Ocean Salmon Fisheries Management Measures (XRIN 0648-XD072).

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Salmon Fishery Regulations Booklet

NMFS has made available their “online” salmon fishery regulations booklet. This booklet provides fishermen with a quick reference guide to the Federal regulations governing commercial and recreational salmon fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (3-200 nautical miles off shore) off Washington, Oregon, and California. Download the 2014 Federal Regulations for West Coast Salmon Fisheries Applying in the Exclusive Economic Zone (3-200 nautical miles) off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California (Revised June 2, 2014). The booklet is also available by visiting the NMFS West Coast Region Salmon and Steelhead Fisheries webpage.

Inseason actions are also available on the NMFS West Coast Region Salmon and Steelhead Fisheries webpage.

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Process Schedule

Visit the 2014 Preseason Process for Salmon Management webpage.

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