2021 North of Falcon public meeting schedule

Several advisory groups that provide input to WDFW on salmon management meet throughout the North of Falcon process.  More information on those groups – including meeting schedules and advisory group rosters – can be found on the advisory group homepage.

All public meetings are expected to be conducted virtually in 2021. Updated information and links for attending specific meetings will be posted as they become available.

February 25

2021 Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor Salmon Forecasts and Fishing Opportunities

  • Zoom meeting, 6-8 p.m.
  • WDFW presents salmon abundance forecasts for Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor. Fishery management objectives and preliminary fishing opportunities for 2021 are discussed.

February 26

2021 Salmon Forecasts and Fishing Opportunities

  • Virtual meeting
  • WDFW presents Puget Sound, coastal Washington and Columbia River salmon abundance forecasts. Fishery management objectives and preliminary fishing opportunities for 2021 are discussed.

March 2-5 and 8-11

Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting

  • Meeting via webinar
  • The PFMC adopts a range of ocean fishery options, including catch quotas for sport and commercial fisheries -- see draft agenda.

March 16

First North of Falcon Meeting

  • Zoom meeting
  • Discussion of management objectives and preliminary fishery proposals for sport and commercial fisheries in Puget Sound and coastal Washington, with limited discussion of the Columbia River and ocean fisheries.

March 23

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion

  • Zoom meeting
  • Public discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries.

Pacific Fisheries Management Council public hearing

  • Virtual meeting
  • Public hearing, sponsored by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, to receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management options adopted by the council during its early March meeting.

March 25

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion

  • Zoom meeting
  • Public discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries.

March 31

Second North of Falcon Meeting

  • Televideo
  • Public meeting to present results of state-tribal negotiations and analyses of preliminary fishery proposals. With public participation, preferred options are developed for Puget Sound sport and commercial fisheries.

April 6-9 and 12-15

Final Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting

  • Webinar
  • PFMC adopts final ocean fisheries regulations and state-tribal fishing plans are finalized for all inside area commercial and sport salmon fisheries -- see draft agenda.