Salmon: Current Season Management

Salmon Hotlines, Websites, and Listservers

Up-to-date information on inseason changes is available from the hotlines, websites, and listservers listed below.


2018-April 2019 Salmon Management

Each year the Council’s Salmon Technical Team (STT) and Council staff compile and verify information related to fishery statistics, including spawning escapement estimates.

The management documents include

The management documents also include the following three “preseason report documents“:

  • Preseason Report I:  The forecast used to set salmon fisheries
  • Preseason Report II:  The description of the Council’s proposed ocean salmon management alternatives and characterization of their expected impacts on ocean salmon fisheries and the stocks which support them
  • Preseason Report III:  The STT’s analysis of the ocean salmon fishery management measures adopted by the Council for submission to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce

In addition, NMFS will publish an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the salmon management measures.  For current and historical EA’s, please see the Salmon Documents Library of Environmental Assessments.


Salmon Fishery Regulations Booklet

NMFS has made available their “online” salmon fishery regulations booklet. The booklet and inseason actions are available by visiting the NMFS West Coast Region Salmon and Steelhead Fisheries webpage.  This booklet provides fishermen with a quick reference guide to the Federal regulations governing commercial and recreational salmon fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (3-200 nautical miles off shore) off Washington, Oregon, and California.


Process Schedule