How Salmon Seasons are Set
by marisagrand
 Fishing
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March 1

2011 Salmon Forecasts and Fishing Opportunities:

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m., General Administration Building Auditorium, 210 11th Ave. SW, Olympia.
  • WDFW presents Puget Sound, coastal Washington and Columbia River salmon abundance forecasts. Fishery management objectives and preliminary fishing opportunities for 2011 are discussed.

March 5-10

Pacific Fishery Management Council:

  • Hilton,online gokkenVancouver, Washington, 301 West 6th Street.
  • The PFMC adopts a range of ocean fishery options, including catch quotas for sport and commercial fisheries.

March 9

Willapa Bay Fisheries Discussion:

  • 6 pm – 8 pm Raymond Elks Lodge,  326 3rd St., Raymond, WA
  • Public discussion of Willapa Bay salmon forecasts and fishing opportunities.

March 14

  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 S.E. Columbia Way, Vancouver, Washington.
  • Public discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Columbia River fall commercial and sport fisheries.

March 15

First North of Falcon Meeting:

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m., General Administration Building Auditorium, 210 11th Ave. SW, Olympia.
  • Discussion of management objectives and preliminary fishery proposals for Puget Sound, coastal Washington and Columbia River area sport and commercial fisheries.
  • March 17

    Grays Harbor Fisheries Discussion:

    • 6 pm – 8 pm Montesano City Hall, 112 N. Main St., Montesano, WA
    • Public discussion of Grays Harbor salmon forecasts and fishing opportunities.

    March 18

    Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion:

    • 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Skagit County PUD, 1415 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon.
    • Public discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Puget Sound marine and freshwater sport fisheries.

    Puget Sound Commercial Fisheries Discussion:

    • 10 a.m.-noon, WDFW Mill Creek Office, 16018 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek.
    • Public discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Puget Sound commercial fisheries.

    March 23

    Pre-season Columbia Basin Salmon/Steelhead Forecasts and Fishery Outlook:

    • 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Benton PUD, 2721 W. 10th Ave. Kennewick.
    • Public discussion of potential recreational and commercial salmon fisheries statewide.

    March 24

    Final Grays Harbor/Willapa Bay Fisheries Discussion:

    • 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E., Olympia.
    • Public meeting to reach final agreement on sport and commercial salmon seasons for Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay.

    March 28

    Public Hearing on Ocean Salmon Management Options:

    • 7 p.m., Chateau Westport, 710 W. Hancock, Westport.
    • Public hearing, sponsored by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, to receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management options adopted by the council during its March meeting. 

    April 5

    Second North of Falcon Meeting:

    • 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Embassy Suites Hotel, 20610 44th Ave. West, Lynnwood.
    • Public meeting to present results of state-tribal negotiations and analyses of preliminary fishery proposals. With public participation, preferred options are developed for Puget Sound and Columbia River area sport and commercial fisheries.

    April 9-14

    Final Pacific Fishery Management Council:

    • San Mateo Marriott Hotel, 1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo, California.
    • PFMC adopts final ocean fisheries regulations and state-tribal fishing plans are finalized for all inside area commercial and sport salmon fisheries.
    *information used  from ofishial washington fishing site.
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