Press release: Pacific Fishery Management Council releases alternatives for 2021 West Coast ocean salmon fisheries

Portland, Oregon—The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted three alternatives for 2021 ocean salmon fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California for public review. The Council will make a final decision on salmon seasons at its meeting on April 6-9 and 12-15. Detailed information about season starting dates, areas open, and catch limits for the three […]

2021 salmon season tables

The salmon management tables are available by visiting our salmon preseason process and management webpage.

Joining a RingCentral Meeting hosted by the Council

The Pacific Fishery Management Council uses RingCentral Meeting to host its virtual meetings. Here’s what you need to know to successfully attend and participate in one of our meetings. Using the RingCentral app (preferred, but does require download and installation) Download and install the RingCentral app. Watch the video to get familiar with the controls […]


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.

Ad Hoc Southern Oregon Northern California Coast Coho Workgroup to hold online meeting March 25, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast (SONCC) Coho Workgroup (Workgroup) will host an online meeting that is open to the public.  The meeting will be held Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 9 a.m., Pacific Daylight Time, until 5 p.m., or until business for the day has been completed.

Meeting agenda

March 25 SONCC coho workgroup agenda

Purpose of the meeting

The purpose of the meeting will be to continue to develop associated modeling and analysis needed for a risk analysis and potential harvest control rule alternatives for Pacific Council consideration.  The Workgroup may also discuss and prepare for future Workgroup meetings and future meetings with the Pacific Council and its advisory bodies.

To attend the online meetings

  1. Join the meeting by using this link:
  2. Enter the Meeting ID: 148-537-5029 and click JOIN
  3. Next you will be prompted to either download:

  •  the RingCentral meetings application OR
  •  join the meeting without a download via your web browser,

  1. Enter your name and click JOIN.
  2. You may use your telephone for the audio portion of the meeting by dialing the TOLL number provided on your screen, followed by the meeting ID and participant ID (also provided on the screen)
  3. Once connected, you will be in the meeting, seeing other participants and a shared screen, if applicable.

For the best audio experience, please use computer audio. If you are not able to use the RingCentral application via computer or mobile device, please join the “audio only” portion of the online meeting by calling one of the numbers below.

iPhone one-tap :

US: +1(623)4049000,,1485816553# (US West)


+1(720)9027700,,1485816553# (US Central)



+1(470)8692200,,1485816553# (US East)


+1(773)2319226,,1485816553# (US North)


+1(469)4450100,,1485816553# (US South)

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1(623)4049000 (US West)


+1(720)9027700 (US Central)



+1(470)8692200 (US East)


+1(773)2319226 (US North)


+1(469)4450100 (US South)

Meeting ID: 148-537-5029

International numbers available:

Technical information

Technical details will be posted to this webpage as they become available.

For technical assistance, you may send an email to Kris Kleinschmidt or call/text 503-820-2412; or email Sandra Krause or call/text 503-820-2419.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-280-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

If you have additional questions regarding the webinar, please contact  Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Current Federal legislation

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NOAA seeking advisory committee nominations for the NOAA HSRP Federal Advisory Committee for 2022

The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP), is a Federal Advisory Committee that advises the NOAA Administrator.   The next HSRP public (virtual) meeting is March 3-4, 2021, and information is available at: The NOAA Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP) announces the 2022 Call for Nominations and notes the information is published in a Federal Register Notice: –  Federal Register Notice for HSRP […]

Request for Proposal – Sablefish Management Strategy Evaluation Facilitator

Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is soliciting proposals from a qualified person or group to facilitate a three-day webinar-based workshop scheduled for April 27-29, 2021 to solicit stakeholder recommendations for fishery objectives, performance metrics for assessing the attainment of fishery objectives, and alternative management strategies to be evaluated via a management strategy evaluation (MSE) of […]

Nominations to the 2021-2023 Permanent Advisory Committee for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission

NOAA Fisheries is seeking nominations for the Permanent Advisory Committee established under the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Implementation Act. The Committee, composed of individuals from groups concerned with the fisheries covered by the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention, will be given the opportunity to provide input to the United States Commissioners to […]