Preliminary DRAFT September 2023 Motions in Writing

Cautionary Note — These preliminary motions do not represent the final official administrative record. The motions and amendments contained in this blog are as projected on the screen at the Council meeting at the time of the Council vote and often use expedited language and references without the benefit of any final editing or proofing. They may use short-hand language or abbreviations that may not be clear without the context of verbal comments and clarifications made during their development at the meeting, or may contain inadvertent transposition errors. They have not been approved by the Council to represent the final official record of Council action. The final official record will be posted on the Council website after the Council approves the full meeting record at a future Council meeting.

September 2023 Briefing Book online

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC or Council) and its advisory bodies will meet September 7-14, 2023 in Spokane, Washington and via webinar.  Briefing materials for the hybrid format Council meeting are now available on the Council’s September 2023 briefing book webpage. If you have questions or need further information, please contact Council staff.

Summer 2023 newsletter available!!

The Pacific Council’s Summer 2023 newsletter has just been released and is now available for you to dive into! To access the newsletter, simply visit the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s 2023 newsletters webpage.

Call for nominations for the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (NOAA Fisheries, US Fish and Wildlife Service)

On behalf of Janet Coit and in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, NOAA Fisheries is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council), a Federal Advisory Committee.  The Council will provide advice to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce on […]

NWFSC/SWFSC to Host Integrated West Coast Pelagics Survey Outreach Event April 19, 2023

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) and Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) will be hosting an informal outreach event about the Integrated West Coast Pelagics Survey on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 from 2-4 pm PST at the NOAA Western Regional Center in Seattle (NOAA Western Regional Center, Building 9, in the Kelly C. Sandy III Auditorium located at 7600 Sand Point Way NE., Seattle, WA 98115). 

Pacific Fishery Management Council Adopts 2023 West Coast Ocean Salmon Seasons (Press Release and Tables)

Foster City, California—The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted recommendations for ocean salmon fishing along the Pacific west coast in 2023. The seasons provide recreational and commercial opportunities in northern areas of the coast but include significant closures in southern portions of the coast to achieve conservation goals for the numerous salmon stocks. Please download […]

2023 Council-adopted salmon season tables

The Council-adopted salmon management tables are available by visiting our salmon preseason process and management webpage. These tables were adopted at the Council’s March 2023 meeting. Please keep in mind the tables are DRAFT until published in Preseason Report II (Preseason Report II is tentatively scheduled for publication on or around March 20).

Notice of availability: Preseason Report I – Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2023 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations

Preseason Report I is the second report in an annual series of four reports prepared by the Salmon Technical Team of the Pacific Fishery Management Council to document and help guide ocean fishery salmon management off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. The report focuses on Chinook, coho, and pink salmon stocks that have been important in determining Council fisheries […]