Puget Sound Sport Fishing Advisory Group

Puget Sound Sport Fishing Advisory Group

The Puget Sound Sport Fishing Advisory group (formerly known as Anadromous and Marine Sport Fishing Advisory Group) is a director appointed advisory board who represent the recreational community within Puget Sound. 

The advisory group has the following duties:

  1. Provide advice to the Department on agency proposed regulations, policies, and management plans (Puget Sound marine and freshwater recreational fishing seasons primarily on salmon);
  2. Communicate stakeholder opinions, attitudes, and needs to the agency;
  3. Identify areas of concern and recommend change;
  4. Members are responsible for understanding their group's role and responsibilities;
  5. Advisors should keep up-to-date on issues and regulations affecting their focus areas;
  6. Attend and participate in the salmon season setting process, known as North of Falcon;
  7. Keep the Department advised on current trends and developments;
  8. Provide advice regarding enforcement and regulatory compliance issues;
  9. Assist the Department in developing communication strategies and communicating with members of the public regarding issues that come before the advisory group;
  10. Be respectful and carefully consider the views of others;
  11. Attend advisory group meetings;

The advisory group will not create rules or policies, but will provide insight and recommendations to the Director and Assistant Director, Fish Program.

Members of the advisory group meet at least three times per year, including at North of Falcon, throughout their two-year term.

At the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, we celebrate diverse individuals who bring a wide range of perspectives. All are welcome to participate in our processes regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability.

Contacts and member info




Mission statement

The purpose of the Puget Sound Sport Fishing Advisory Group is to conserve, improve and provide guidance in the development and management of recreational salmon fisheries within Puget Sound by:

(A) Develop recommendations, with assistance from the coordinator, on preseason and in-season planning process and management of salmon fisheries to be consistent with conservation objectives and maximize recreational opportunities.

(B) Assist WDFW with communication with the public by seeking input and sharing information.

Meeting calendar

Date Location Meeting materials

final Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting; Vancouver, WA

North of Falcon #2; Lynnwood Embassy Suites, Lynnwood, WA 

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion; WDFW Region 4 Headquarters, Mill Creek, WA

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion; Trinity United Methodist Church, Sequim, WA

North of Falcon #1; Lacey Community Center, Lacey, WA

2020 Salmon Forecasts; Olympia, WA

First meeting of the 2020-21 PSSFAG; Olympia, WA


Doubletree Hotel, Rohnert Park, California

Lynwood, WA

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion; Mill Creek.

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion; Sequim

North of Falcon #1; DSHS Office Building 2 Auditorium

North of Falcon Kick-Off Meeting; Lacey Community Center
Conference call 360-407-3780. Use Pin Code:192636#
NRB - Directors Conference Room
Conference call 360-407-3780. Use Pin Code: 692878#
Conference call 360-407-3780. Use Pin Code: 226997 #
Conference call 360-407-3780. Use Pin Code: 146368#
Conference Call 360-407-3780 Use Pin Code : 888514 #
Sheraton Portland Airport
Lynwood Embassy Suites
Mill Creek
Lacey Community Center
OB2 Olympia NOF #1
Teleconference: (360) 407-3780 Use PIN Code: 154236 #
Lacey Community Center
Sacramento DoubleTree - PFMC NOF
Lynnwood Embassy Suites - NOF
Olympia General Administration Auditorium - NOF
Sequim Trinity Church - NOF Recreation
Mill Creek WDFW - NOF Recreation
Olympia General Administrative Auditorium - NOF Forecast
Mill Creek


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