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Alternatives set for SALMON Management from PFMC meetings

Monday, March 11 was the last day of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) meetings in Fresno, CA where several groups and 4 states (Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho) came together to hash out a potential salmon season for 2024 despite the low numbers of salmon that are out in the Pacific Ocean.

Final adoption of the 3 alternatives for 2024 salmon season are available to download.



Further Salmon Season Setting PFMC Meetings on the EVENTS Calendar to continue the process:

Next up is the public comment meeting in Santa Rosa. Click Here

Public hearing on salmon management alternatives in Santa Rosa, CA on Monday, March 25, 2024 for anyone to make comments on the above 3 Alternatives

Location: Courtyard by Marriot Sonoma Room 175 Railroad Street Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Date: 25 March 2024\
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The purpose of this public hearing is to receive comments on the proposed management alternatives in preparation for adopting final salmon management recommendations at the April 2024 Council meeting. A summary of verbal comments heard at the hearings will be provided to the Pacific Council at its April meeting.

To attend the hearing
This public hearing is scheduled to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriot in the Sonoma Room, 175 Railroad Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

Public comment
Public comment will be accepted in person at the hearing, and can also be submitted electronically via e-portal in advance of the April Council meeting.  More information will be available soon.

Additional information
Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Kris Kleinschmidt [ Kris Kleinschmidt] at 503-820-2412 at least ten business days prior to the hearing date.

For further information about the work session, please contact Robin Ehlke [Robin Ehlke] at 503-820-2410; toll-free 1-866-806-7204, extension 410.

Read our prior post regarding the PFMC meetings: click here

From Friday’s PFMC Meeting: NCGASA President James Stone submitted a Powerpoint Presentation to the Council regarding to the faulty modeling, error ridden escapement numbers and begged the question, how can the PFMC/CDFW manage the species when they can’t accurately measure? The modeling system and data is flawed.

James Stone’s Presentation to the Council via video from YouTube, CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE to download the POWERPOINT FILE

Watch video UPDATES from NCGASA president James Stone during the PFMC process on our YouTube channel, please SUBSCRIBE so we can keep bringing you the latest news: CLICK HERE

These 3 alternatives for the salmon season setting process are not final. They are part of the process that the public can comment on. Note: There are several salmon co-managers involved in the process: the 4 States: WA, ORE, CA, ID;  PFMC, CDFW, NOAA, SAS,  Tribes, Rec & Commercial Fishermen who all have their own interests and economics to consider.

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