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 […]

Winter/spring 2023 newsletter available!

The Pacific Council’s first newsletter of 2023 is available online!  A lot has happened since we last assembled a newsletter in 2021.  You may find our newsletter by visiting the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s 2023 newsletters webpage.

2023 newsletters

Summer 2023, Volume 47, No. 2 Winter/Spring 2023, Volume 47, No. 1 Back to Newsletters and press releases archives

Notice of availability for HMS FMP Amendment 6 Authorizing Deep-set Buoy Gear

NOAA Fisheries has announced a public comment period, through March 10, 2023, on the Council’s proposed Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS) to authorize deep-set buoy gear (DSBG) as an additional gear type for catching swordfish and other HMS in federal waters off […]