Biologists are predicting good salmon runs up and down the Pacific Coast for the 2015 fishing season.
In March the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) adopted three public review options for the 2015 salmon season off the West Coast of the United States.
Public hearings to receive input on the options are scheduled for March 30 in Westport, Washington and Coos Bay, Oregon; and for March 31 in Fort Bragg, California.
The Council will consult with scientists, hear public comment, and revise preliminary decisions until it chooses a final option at its meeting April 10-16 in Rohnert Park, California.
At its April meeting in Rohnert Park, the Council will narrow the options to a single season recommendation to be forwarded to National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for their final approval before May 1.
All PFMC meetings are open to the public.
Detailed information about season starting dates, areas open, and catch limits for all three options are available on the PFMC website at www.pcouncil.org.
source: Pacific Fishery Management Council