Feds Set Pacific Salmon Regulations for the Balance of 2013

Posted: April 12, 2013

By: Jim Hendricks [Sport Fishing]

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) this week established ocean salmon seasons and regulations for the balance of 2013 for California, Oregon and Washington. Despite concerns among California recreational fishermen that the council might institute prolonged mid-season closures to protect certain strains of king salmon, the PFMC instead decided on weekly two-day closures (Monday and Tuesday) for selected coastal regions between the dates of June 1 and July 9.

At the same time, the council stated that California and Oregon fishermen, in particular, will benefit from abundant ocean salmon populations this year. “It’s nice to see another strong year for ocean salmon fisheries off California and Oregon, with reasonable seasons north of Cape Falcon, Oregon, through the state of Washington,” said Council Chairman Dan Wolford. “At the same time, the council has satisfied all the conservation goals for over 50 salmon stocks.”

Here's a summary of what the PFMC decided for recreational salmon fishing...

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