Salmon: Current Season Management
- Salmon Hotlines, Websites, and Listservers
- 2017-April 2018 Salmon Management
- Salmon Fishery Regulations Booklet
- Download the Schedule and Process for developing 2017 Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Measures
Salmon Hotlines, Websites, and Listservers
Up-to-date information on inseason changes is available from the hotlines, websites, and listservers listed below.
- NMFS West Coast Region Salmon Website Ocean salmon hotline: (800) 662-9825 or (206) 526-6667. Recorded message is updated to provide inseason changes to the regulations as they occur.
- Sign up for the NMFS West Coast Region Listserv to get e-mail announcements about salmon management
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife California salmon fishing hotline: (707) 576-3429
- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife General contact number for ocean salmon fisheries, Oregon Marine Resources Program: (541) 867-4741
- Sign up for the Oregon Ocean Salmon e-mail/text notification service:
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Washington fishing hotline: (360) 902-2500
2017-April 2018 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 2016 Ocean Salmon Fisheries
The management documents also include the following three “preseason report documents“:
- Preseason Report I: The forecast used to set 2017 salmon fisheries
- Preseason Report II: The description of the Council’s proposed ocean salmon management alternatives for 2017 and characterization of their expected impacts on ocean salmon fisheries and the stocks which support them
- Preseason Report III: The STT’s analysis of the 2017 ocean salmon fishery management measures adopted by the Council for submission to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce
In addition, NMFS will publish an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 2017 salmon management measures. For current and historical EA’s, please see the Salmon Documents Library of Environmental Assessments.
Salmon Fishery Regulations Booklet
NMFS has made available their “online” salmon fishery regulations booklet. The booklet and inseason actions are available by visiting the NMFS West Coast Region Salmon and Steelhead Fisheries webpage. 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.