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Tag: Pacific Fishery Management Council

March
1st

Pink and coho salmon should provide good fishing this year

Anglers in the South Sound should see this year fishing seasons and quotas that will be similar to those last year.

That was the assessment offered Friday by Pat Pattillo, the salmon policy lead for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife following a meeting at which salmon forecasts for the coming year were released.

The forecasts will be the basis of negotiations over the next month leading to the establishing of recreational, commercial and tribal fishing season.

The bright spots for Puget Sound anglers this year will be pink and coho salmon.

More than half of the 6.2 million

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Feb.
7th

First North of Falcon meeting set for March 1

Washington fishermen will get the first forecast for salmon runs in 2013 during a public meeting in Olympia March 1. The meeting is the annual kickoff of the salmon fishing season-setting process, also known as the North of Falcon process.

Staffers from the state Department of Fish and Wildlife will present initial forecasts that have been compiled by state and tribal biologists.

The meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m-3 p.m. in Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia.

People attending the meeting will have an chance to talk to fishery managers about the pre-season forecasts

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April
5th

Washington, tribes agree to salmon fishing seasons for 2012

Salmon fishing seasons have been set for the upcoming year as state and tribal co-managers today agreed on a package of fisheries that meets conservation goals for wild salmon populations, while providing fishing opportunities on healthy stocks.

The 2012 salmon fishing seasons, developed by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife and treaty tribes, were finalized today during the Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Seattle. The package sets regulations for salmon fisheries in Puget Sound, Washington’s ocean and coastal areas and the Columbia River.

Here is the rest of the news release:

In developing salmon seasons and catch quotas,

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March
11th

Three options set for ocean sport salmon fishing

Options for recreational ocean salmon fishing, approved Wednesday, includes an increase in catch quotas for chinook salmon this summer and a possible, albeit short, select fishery for salmon.

The options also reflect the expected lower return of coho, resulting in harvest guidelines for coho that will be lower than last year, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced.

Three ocean salmon-fishing options approved earlier Wednesday by the Pacific Fishery Management Council reflect the anticipated strong return of chinook along the Washington coast bound for the Columbia River this summer. But the three options also point to a decrease from

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