Pacific Fishery Management Council Adopts 2023 West Coast Ocean Salmon Seasons (Press Release and Tables)

Foster City, California—The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted recommendations for ocean salmon fishing along the Pacific west coast in 2023. The seasons provide recreational and commercial opportunities in northern areas of the coast but include significant closures in southern portions of the coast to achieve conservation goals for the numerous salmon stocks.

Please download the April 6, 2023 press release to read the full version.

The Council adopted recommendations (tables) will be forwarded to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for approval by May 16, 2023.

The decision must be approved by NMFS.  Coastal states will adopt fishery regulations for state-managed waters that are compatible with the Council’s actions.