Preseason Reports: 2013 Preseason Report III

Council Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2013 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations

Regulation Identifier Number 0648-XC438

Published April 2013

This report summarizes the Salmon Technical Team analysis of the 2013 ocean salmon fishery management measures adopted by the Council for submission to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and characterizes their expected impacts on ocean salmon fisheries and the stocks which support them.

The Council’s recommendations for the 2013 ocean salmon fishery regulations meet all objectives of the Pacific Coast Salmon Plan (Section 3), including Annual Catch Limits set according to the FMP and described in Preseason Report I; the level of protection required by all consultation standards for salmon species listed under the Endangered Species Act (Section 4), and; the obligations under the Pacific Salmon Treaty (Section 5).