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Notice of Opportunity to Submit Public Comments: Proposed Rule: Measures to Keep Fishery Impacts within the Conservation Objective for the California Coastal Chinook Salmon

April 23, 2024

Harvest management measures are being proposed to ensure that ocean salmon fisheries are managed to promote the conservation of California Coastal Chinook Salmon

NOAA Fisheries is proposing management measures to ensure fishery impacts on California Coastal (CC) Chinook salmon remain within the conservation objective to protect this Evolutionarily Significant Unit (ESU) from jeopardy in the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan (Salmon FMP). These new harvest management measures are being proposed to ensure that ocean salmon fisheries between the Oregon/California border and Pigeon Point, California, are managed to promote the conservation of the CC Chinook ESU.

NOAA Fisheries concurrently announces a 30-day comment period for this proposed rule on this proposal.  Please submit all electronic public comments via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to https://www.regulations.gov and type NOAA-NMFS-2024-0009 in the Search box. Click on the “Comment” icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by NMFS.

Written comments may also be submitted via the Federal Register Notice and must be received by May 23, 2024.

See the webpage for more information.

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