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 […]

Salmon Technical Team work session January 17-20, 2023

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Salmon Technical Team (STT) will hold a work session January 17-20, 2023, which is open to the public. The meeting will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, January 18 through Friday, January 20 from 9 am to 4 pm Pacific Standard Time, or until business for the day is completed.  The meeting is tentatively scheduled to be held in-person at the Pacific Council office located at 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220; however, the venue is subject to change and may be held online. 

Meeting Materials


Purpose of the work session

The STT will meet for a public work session to draft “Review of 2022 Ocean Salmon Fisheries, Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Document for the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan and to consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2023 ocean salmon fisheries.  The STT may also discuss additional topics and work as time allows, including but not limited to the language for southern resident killer whale management measures in the salmon Fishery Management Plan, scoping for potential updates to the Sacramento River and Klamath River fall Chinook conservation objectives, southern Oregon/northern California Coast coho exploitation rate forecasts, and ecosystem or administrative matters on the Pacific Council’s March and April 2023 meetings.

Additional information

Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt at 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the meeting date.

For further information about the work session, please contact Robin Ehlke at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Science and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting September 16, 2022

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will hold an online meeting to review new analyses conducted by the NMFS California Current Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Team that may potentially inform future annual reports to the Pacific Council on the state of the California Current Ecosystem.