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Inseason Actions #16 - #17 in Ocean Salmon Fisheries, North of Cape Falcon

June 22, 2022

For more information, contact Shannon Penna, Anadromous Harvest Management, at (562) 980-4239

NOAA Fisheries has taken inseason action in the commercial and recreational salmon fisheries north of Cape Falcon. 

  • Inseason action #16 modified the recreational salmon fishery from the U.S./Canada Border to Cape Alava, WA (Neah Bay subarea), from a two salmon per day bag limit to a two salmon per day, only one of which may be a Chinook salmon, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on June 24, 2022. 

All other provisions of the pre-season rule remain unchanged; i.e., no chum salmon beginning August 1, 2022, and Chinook salmon non-retention east of the Bonilla-Tatoosh line beginning August 1, 2022.

Modifications are needed to reduce Chinook salmon catch to preserve the length of the season while avoiding exceedance of the Chinook guideline and maximizing catch of the available coho salmon quota. 

  • Inseason action #17 modified the commercial salmon troll fishery north of Cape Falcon previously closed from June 15 - June 30, 2022. This fishery is now scheduled to re-open June 23, 2022, at 12:01 a.m. through June 29, 2022, with a landing and possession limit of 13 Chinook salmon per vessel. 

All other regulations and requirements of the pre-season rule remain in place.

Modifications are needed to allow opportunity to catch the remainder of the May-June 2022 north of Cape Falcon troll Chinook salmon quota, while limited catch to ensure that the quota is not exceeded. 

Please refer to the Federal Register notice for the West Coast Salmon Fisheries 2022 Specifications and Management Measures for additional regulations.

For more information, contact

Shannon Penna, Anadromous Harvest Management, at (562) 980-4239.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on June 22, 2022