Highly Migratory Species Management Team to hold online meeting April 22, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) is holding an online meeting, which is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Friday, April 22, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time and continues Friday, April 29, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Commercial fishery descriptions

Surface hook-and-line fishery for albacore This has been an economically valuable fishery for all three West Coast states for more than 100 years. The closure of West Coast canneries in the early 1980s led to precipitous drop in the number vessels landing albacore. In recent years landings have been concentrated in the Oregon ports of […]

March 2022 Decision Summary Document

March 9-14, 2022  Council Meeting Decision Summary Documents are highlights of significant decisions made at Council meetings.  Results of agenda items that do not reach a level of highlight significance are typically not described in the Decision Summary Document.  For a more detailed account of Council meeting discussions, see the Council meeting record and transcripts.  […]

2022 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 2022 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 22).

PRELIMINARY DRAFT MARCH 2022 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.

Notice of availability: Preseason Report I – Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2022 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 […]