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Ocean Salmon Fisheries on the West Coast

NOAA Fisheries works with the Pacific Fishery Management Council and the Pacific Salmon Commission to manage harvest of salmon off the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, and Canada.

For ocean salmon fisheries on the West Coast, NOAA Fisheries works with the Pacific Fishery Management Council to establish annual harvest levels in federal waters from three to 200 miles off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California. In addition, adult salmon returning to Washington and Oregon migrate through both U.S. and Canadian waters and are harvested by fishermen from both countries. The U.S. and Canadian governments work with tribes, states, and sport and commercial fishing groups to provide for shared conservation and harvest objectives. These proceedings are guided by the 1985 Pacific Salmon Treaty that is implemented through the Pacific Salmon Commission.

Management Forums

Regulations

Federal Regulations: Current Season Management

State Regulations: Washington | Oregon | Idaho | California

Resources

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on January 20, 2021