CDFW Seeks Recommendations for Pacific Fishery Management Council Member

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California commercial salmon troller
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking for recommendations to fill one upcoming vacancy on the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC). The Member At-Large seat expires Continue reading “CDFW Seeks Recommendations for Pacific Fishery Management Council Member”

Call for Candidates to Serve on Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Body

PFMC logoThe Pacific Fishery Management Council is seeking qualified candidates to serve on a number of advisory subpanels and committees regarding West Coast marine fishing and habitat issues. To ensure consideration, nominations should be received via the Council’s online Advisory Body Nomination Form no later than 5 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2021. Continue reading “Call for Candidates to Serve on Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Body”

CDFW Seeks Recommendations for Prospective Pacific Fishery Management Council Members

PFMC logoThe California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is soliciting recommendations to fill two upcoming vacancies on the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC). CDFW must receive recommendations by 5 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2020.

The vacancies include California’s obligatory PFMC member and one At-Large member, both of which expire in August, 2021. Continue reading “CDFW Seeks Recommendations for Prospective Pacific Fishery Management Council Members”

Limited Recreational Ocean Salmon Seasons Finalized for 2018

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A nice Chinook salmon caught outside Bodega Bay
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As expected, ocean salmon anglers will have fewer opportunities this year to wet a line for their favorite fish out of most California ports.

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) took action this week to finalize recreational salmon fishing season dates for ocean waters off California for the remainder of the year. In response to the new “overfished” status of Sacramento River fall Chinook, recreational fishing seasons in ocean waters will be cut by 40 percent in some regions, compared to unrestricted seasons.

Substantial cuts were made to ocean salmon fishing opportunity in all management areas, though some areas have longer seasons than others. Sport fisheries between the Oregon/California border and Horse Mountain will only be open from the beginning of June until early September. The longest seasons will be for fisheries from Horse Mountain to Pigeon Point (Fort Bragg and San Francisco Continue reading “Limited Recreational Ocean Salmon Seasons Finalized for 2018”