2015-16 Salmon Seasons

Each year state, federal and tribal fishery managers gather to plan the Northwest's recreational and commercial salmon fisheries. This series of meetings – involving representatives from federal, state and tribal governments and recreational and commercial fishing industries – is known as the North of Falcon process.

This year’s North of Falcon salmon season-setting process has concluded.

For details on recreational salmon fisheries in Washington, check the new 2015-16 Sport Fishing rules pamphlet, which will be available online in the coming weeks.


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North of Falcon Background

Public Meeting Schedule
North of Falcon FAQ
How salmon fishing seasons are set
How tribes and state co-manage salmon and steelhead

Pre-Season Forecasts

Puget Sound & Coastal Chinook
Columbia River Fall Chinook
Chum, Pink and Sockeye

Final Fishery Regulation Analysis Models (FRAM)

Chinook & Coho Catch Quotas
Exploitation Rates on Key Puget Sound Chinook Stocks

WDFW Commission Policies

2015-2017 North of Falcon
Hatchery and Fishery Reform


WDFW Commercial Fishing
Selective Fishing Techniques
Pacific Fishery Management Council
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
California Dept. of Fish and Game
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