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

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Montesano City Hall, 112 N. Main St., Montesano.
  • WDFW presents salmon abundance forecasts for Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor. Fishery management objectives and preliminary fishing opportunities for 2020 are discussed.

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 presents Puget Sound, coastal Washington and Columbia River salmon abundance forecasts. Fishery management objectives and preliminary fishing opportunities for 2020 are discussed.

March 3-9

Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting

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

March 12

Willapa Bay Fisheries Discussion

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Raymond Elks Lodge, 326 3rd St., Raymond.
  • Public meeting to discuss Willapa Bay fisheries proposals.

March 16

First North of Falcon Meeting

  • 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave SE, Olympia.
  • 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 17

Columbia River Fisheries Discussion

  • WDFW Region 5 Headquarters, 5525 S. 11th St., Ridgefield.
  • Public meeting to present results of state-tribal negotiations and analyses of Columbia River fisheries proposals. With public participation, preferred seasons are developed for the Columbia River area sport and commercial fisheries.

March 18

Snake River Fisheries Discussion

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Walla Walla Community College Clarkston campus auditorium, 1470 Bridge St., Clarkston.
  • Public discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Snake River sport fisheries.

March 19

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion

  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim.
  • Public discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries. This meeting is held as part of the monthly meeting for the North Olympic Peninsula Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers.

Mid-Columbia River Public Meeting

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Richland Public Library Conference Room, 955 Northgate Dr., Richland.
  • Public discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Columbia River fall commercial and sport fisheries.

March 20

Upper Columbia River Fisheries Discussion

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Douglas County PUD public meeting room, 1151 Valley Mall Pkwy., East Wenatchee.
  • Public discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Columbia River sport fisheries.

March 23

Public Hearing on Ocean Salmon Management Options

  • Westport, WA (Location TBD)
  • 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 24

Grays Harbor Fisheries Discussion

  • 6 to 8 p.m., Montesano City Hall, 112 N. Main St., Montesano.
  • Public discussion for discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries in Grays Harbor and its associated watersheds.

March 25

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion

  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., WDFW Region 4 Headquarters, 16018 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek.
  • Public discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries.

March 31

Second North of Falcon Meeting

  • 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Lynnwood Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.
  • 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 1

Columbia River and Ocean Fisheries Discussion

  • Room 102A, Region 5 Headquarters - 5525 S 11th St., Ridgefield
  • Public meeting to present results of state-tribal negotiations and analyses of ocean and Columbia River fisheries proposals. With public participation, preferred seasons are developed for ocean and Columbia River area sport and commercial fisheries.

April 3-10

Final Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting

  • Hilton Vancouver, 301 W. 6th St., Vancouver, Wash.
  • PFMC adopts final ocean fisheries regulations and state-tribal fishing plans are finalized for all inside area commercial and sport salmon fisheries.