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Fisheries Off West Coast States: West Coast Salmon Fisheries; 2022 Management Measures

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Published
Effective May 16, 2022
Point of Contact
Shannon Penna, Sustainable Fisheries Division, (562) 980-4043, Shannon.Penna@noaa.gov

Summary

NOAA Fisheries is issuing a final rule to implement fishery management measures for the 2022 ocean salmon fisheries. Through this final rule, NMFS establishes fishery management measures for the 2022 ocean salmon fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California and the 2023 salmon seasons opening earlier than May 16, 2023, under authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA).

Specific fishery management measures vary by fishery and by area, and establish fishing areas, seasons, quotas, legal gear, recreational fishing days and catch limits, possession and landing restrictions, and minimum lengths for salmon taken in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) (3-200 nautical miles (nmi)) (5.6-370.4 kilometers (km)) off Washington, Oregon, and California. The management measures are intended to prevent overfishing and to apportion the ocean harvest equitably among treaty Indian, non-Indian commercial, and recreational fisheries. The measures are also intended to allow a portion of the salmon runs to escape the ocean fisheries in order to provide for spawning escapement, comply with applicable law, and to provide fishing opportunity for inside fisheries (fisheries occurring in state waters).

Bulletins

Inseason Action #13 in Ocean Salmon Fisheries, North of Cape Falcon (all subareas)

For more information, contact Shannon Penna, Anadromous Harvest Management, at (562) 980-4043
May 25, 2022 -

Inseason Action in Ocean Salmon Fisheries, North of Cape Falcon (Westport subarea)

For more information, contact Shannon Penna, Anadromous Harvest Management, at (562) 980-4043
May 19, 2022 -

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 05/19/2022