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Fisheries Off West Coast States: West Coast Salmon Fisheries; 2023 Specifications and Management Measures


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Shannon Penna, Sustainable Fisheries Division, (562) 980-4239,


The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has begun its annual preseason process to develop regulations to manage the 2023 ocean salmon fisheries off the U.S. West Coast.

Comments on the salmon management alternatives that will be adopted by the Council at its March 2023 meeting and will be described in its Preseason Report II, received orally, electronically, or in hard copy by 5 p.m. Pacific Time, March 31, 2023, will be considered in the Council's final recommendation for the 2023 management measures.

You may submit written comments by any one of the following methods:

  • Council e-Portal: Written comments must be submitted electronically to Mr. Marc Gorelnik, Chair, Pacific Fishery Management Council, via the Council's e-Portal by visiting
  • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: Electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to and enter NOAA-NMFS-2023-0001 in the Search box. Click on the “Comment” tab, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender will be publicly accessible. NMFS and the Council will accept anonymous comments (enter “N/A” in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous).


Notice of Opportunities to Submit Public Comments on 2023 Ocean Salmon Fisheries

Opportunity to comment on 2023 ocean salmon management measures off Washington, Oregon, and California
January 11, 2023 -

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 01/19/2023

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