Council sends letter on Columbia River Draft Environmental Impact Statement

On April 13 the Pacific Fishery Management Council sent a letter with comments on the Columbia River System Operations Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). The letter was addressed to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bonneville Power Administration, and Bureau of Reclamation. The purpose of the DEIS is to update the management of the Columbia […]

2020 salmon season tables

The 2020 salmon season tables are available here: TABLE 1. 2020 Commercial troll management measures for non-Indian ocean salmon fisheries – Council adopted. Friday, April 10, 2020, 3:37 PM TABLE 2. 2020 Recreational management measures for non-Indian ocean salmon fisheries – Council adopted. Friday, April 10, 2020, 3:39 PM TABLE 3. 2020 Treaty Indian troll […]

Press release: West Coast salmon season dates set for 2020

Portland, Or. – The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted ocean salmon season recommendations that provide recreational and commercial opportunities for most of the Pacific coast, and achieve conservation goals for the numerous individual salmon stocks on the West Coast. Due to the COVID-19 social distancing requirements, all meetings associated with the decision were held […]

2020 Salmon hearings will be conducted via webinar only

Due to public health concerns related to COVID19 the Pacific Fishery Management Council will be conducting the following Salmon hearings via webinar only. We recognize these meetings are typically held in person, but given the circumstances we feel the webinar platform is the best way to proceed. We appreciate your patience and flexibility. The links […]

Pacific Council releases alternatives for 2020 West Coast ocean salmon fishery

Rohnert Park, California – The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted three alternatives for 2020 ocean salmon fisheries off of Washington, Oregon and California for public review. The Council will make a final decision on salmon seasons at its meeting in Vancouver, Washington, on April 5-10. Detailed information about season starting dates, areas open, and […]

DRAFT Council-Adopted salmon management measures (tables) for public review

The following DRAFT salmon management measure tables were adopted by the Council for public review at their March 2020 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). Table 1. 2020 Commercial troll management Alternatives for non-Indian ocean salmon fisheries – Council adopted (Monday, […]