Wednesday, March 24, 2010

PFMC Announces West Coast Salmon Fishing Options

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) laid out its three options for west coast salmon fishing seasons on Thursday 11 March. The three options would allow at least limited recreational fishing, and two of the three options would allow minimal commercial fishing off the California coast. Oregon and Washington fared better, with recommendations for them for receiving much more fishing opportunity in both the recreational and commercial fisheries. Like California, much of the Oregon ocean salmon fishery was closed down in both 2008 and 2009 to protect damaged California Central Valley fall chinook runs from complete collapse.

The Pacific Council’s 12 March press release can be found at:

source: Fishlink Sublegals

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