Salmon: Current Season Management
- Salmon Hotlines, Websites, and Listserv
- 2016-April 2017 Salmon Management
- Salmon Fishery Regulations Booklet
- 2016 Process Schedule
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.
- 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.
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife California salmon fishing hotline: (707) 576-3429
- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Oregon salmon fishing hotline: (503) 947-6000
- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Washington fishing hotline: (360) 902-2500
2016-April 2017 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 2015 Ocean Salmon Fisheries; available early February and
- The following three “preseason report documents“:
- The forecast used to set 2016 salmon fisheries (Preseason Report I, Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2016 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; available early March)
- The description of the Council’s proposed ocean salmon management alternatives for 2016 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 2016 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations; available March 22, 2016)
- The STT’s analysis of the 2016 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 2016 Ocean Salmon Fisheries; available April 22, 2016)
In addition, NMFS will publish an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 2016 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.
Visit the 2016 Preseason Process for Salmon Management webpage.