Thirty Thousand Feet, Episode 2: Robin Ehlke on salmon management

Transcription: Jennifer: Hi everyone, and welcome to Thirty Thousand Feet, the new Pacific Fishery Management Council podcast. I’m Jennifer Gilden, your host today. Today, on our second episode of this podcast, we’re talking to Robin Ehlke, who’s the staff officer for salmon for the Council, and we’re gonna be talking to her about how salmon […]

Salmon Subcommittee of the Scientific and Statistical Committee to hold online meeting June 4, 2021

The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee’s (SSC’s) Salmon Subcommittee will meet to review the SSC’s role in reviewing salmon forecast methodologies and other analyses informing Pacific Council decisions as specified in the Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and in Council Operating Procedure (COP) 15. The SSC Salmon Subcommittee may also discuss how best scientific information available (BSIA) determinations for salmon decision-making might be structured. The online meeting will be held Friday, June 4, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan as amended through Amendment 20 now available

On April 22, 2021, NOAA Fisheries approved Amendment 20 to the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Amendment 20 modifies the preseason schedule for implementing annual management measures and moves the southern boundary of the Klamath Management Zone 5 nautical miles (9.3 km) north of its current location. In addition, […]

Press release: Pacific Fishery Management Council sets 2021 West Coast ocean salmon season dates

Portland, Or. – The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted ocean salmon season recommendations for 2021. The seasons provide recreational and commercial opportunities for most of the Pacific coast and achieve conservation goals for the numerous salmon stocks on the West Coast. The recommendations will be forwarded to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for […]

Marine Planning News

This is a resource page that summarizes and updates readers about what’s happening in offshore wind, aquaculture, and other marine planning activities and issues off the U.S. West Coast. BOEM = Bureau of Ocean Energy ManagementNOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Upcoming events The Pacific Council’s Marine Planning Committee will hold a meeting Wednesday, […]

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 […]