The Puget Sound Chinook Harvest Management Plan defines conservation goals for state and tribal fisheries that catch Puget Sound chinook salmon, which are listed for protection under the federal Endangered Species Act. Under that law, no fisheries affecting Puget Sound chinook can occur without a conservation plan approved by NOAA Fisheries. The current plan will expire in April, 2010.
Draft revision of Plan submitted to NOAA fisheries
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and the Puget Sound Treaty Indian Tribes submitted a draft revision of the Harvest Management Plan to NOAA Fisheries in November of 2009, for coverage of fisheries beginning in May, 2010.
Public meeting information
June, 12, 2009 - Seattle
A second workshop was held on June 12, at the Mountaineers Building in Seattle. This workshop featured a panel discussion among experts in fisheries, hatchery management, environmental issues and other disciplines. For more details, see the WDFW news release, June 12 public workshop scheduled for Puget Sound chinook fisheries plan
May 20, 2009 - Edmonds
WDFW hosted a public workshop in Edmonds on May 20, 2009, to promote public awareness of the plan, and to discuss possible improvements to the plan with constituents. The news release announcing the workshop, the agenda, and presentations from the workshop are available below.