2020 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.

February 27

2020 Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor Salmon Forecasts and Fishing Opportunities

February 28

2020 Salmon Forecasts and Fishing Opportunities

  • 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., DSHS Office Building 2 Auditorium, 1115 Washington St. SE, Olympia.
  • WDFW presented Puget Sound, coastal Washington and Columbia River salmon abundance forecasts. Fishery management objectives and preliminary fishing opportunities for 2020 were discussed.
  • Full presentation
  • Recorded video of meeting

March 3-9

Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma, One DoubleTree Drive, Rohnert Park, Calif.
  • The PFMC adopted a range of ocean fishery options, including catch quotas for sport and commercial fisheries
  • Agenda

March 12

Willapa Bay Fisheries Discussion

March 16

First North of Falcon Meeting

March 17

Columbia River Fisheries Discussion

March 18

Snake River Fisheries Discussion

  • Canceled; this meeting was consolidated with other meetings originally scheduled to take place in Richland and Wenatchee.
  • Watch video presentation
  • Presentation
  • Discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Snake River sport fisheries.

March 19

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion

  • Canceled; this meeting topic was combined with the March 25 meeting.
  • Public discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries.

Mid-Columbia River Public Meeting

  • Canceled; this meeting was consolidated with other meetings originally scheduled to take place in Richland and Clarkston.
  • Watch video presentation
  • Presentation
  • Discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Columbia River fall commercial and sport fisheries.

March 20

Upper Columbia River Fisheries Discussion

  • Canceled; this meeting was consolidated with other meetings originally scheduled to take place in Clarkston and Wenatchee.
  • Watch video presentation
  • Presentation
  • Discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Columbia River sport fisheries.

March 23

Public Hearing on Ocean Salmon Management Options

  • This meeting, sponsored by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, will be held by webinar. See more details, including how to attend the webinar, at the PFMC website.
  • Public hearing to receive comments on the proposed ocean salmon fishery management options adopted by the council during its early March meeting.

March 24

Grays Harbor Fisheries Discussion

March 25

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion

March 30

Upper Columbia and Snake River presentation

  • Discussion of Eastern Washington fisheries (also known as northeast of McNary), including upper Columbia River and Snake River fisheries.
  • This presentation represents information previously planned for public meetings in Clarkston, Richland, and Wenatchee.
  • Watch video presentation
  • Presentation

March 31

Second North of Falcon Meeting

April 1

Columbia River and Ocean Fisheries Discussion

April 4-10

Final Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting

April 6

June 9

Proposed rules for 2020 salmon seasons

June 22

North of Falcon rule adoption meeting

  • WDFW Director Kelly Susewind is briefed on North of Falcon proposed rules, public comments received and considered, and staff recommendations, for consideration and adoption of the rules.
  • Watch presentation online