2018 Meeting Schedule

Public Meeting Schedule

February 26

2018 Willapa Bay – Grays Harbor Salmon Forecasts and Fishing Opportunities

  • 6 p.m. 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 2018 are discussed.

February 27

2018 Salmon Forecasts and Fishing Opportunities

March 9-14

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 – see agenda.

March 15

Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion
  • 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Trinity Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim.
  • Public discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries.

March 19

Columbia River Fisheries Discussion
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Room 102A of 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.

Grays Harbor Fisheries Advisory Group (Public meeting)

  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Large Conference room, Region 6 Headquarters, 48 Devonshire Rd, Montesano.
  • Grays Harbor Advisory Group discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries; meeting is open to the public.

March 20

First North of Falcon Meeting
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; DSHS - Office Building 2 Auditorium, 1115 Washington St SE, Olympia.
  • Parking is available in the visitor lot of the Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia (see map).
  • 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 22

Willapa Bay Fisheries Advisory Group (Public meeting)
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Large Conference room, Region 6 Headquarters, 48 Devonshire Road, Montesano.
  • Willapa Bay Advisory Group discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries; meeting is open to the public.

March 26

Public Hearing on Ocean Salmon Management Options
  • 7 p.m.; Chateau Westport - Beach Room, 710 W. Hancock, Westport.
  • 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 27

Mid-Columbia/Snake rivers Fisheries Discussion
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Walla Walla Community College, Clarkston Campus Auditorium, 1470 Bridge St., Clarkston.
  • Public discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Columbia River sport fisheries.

Puget Sound (South Sound – Hood Canal) Recreational Fisheries Discussion

  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Lacey Community Center, 6729 Pacific Ave. SE, Olympia.
  • Public discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries.

Grays Harbor Fisheries Discussion

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

March 28

Mid-Columbia River Fisheries Discussion
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Douglas PUD public meeting room, 1151 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee.
  • Public discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Columbia River sport fisheries.
Puget Sound Recreational Fisheries Discussion
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Region 4 Headquarters Office, 16018 Mill Creek Blvd., Mill Creek.
  • Public discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries.

March 29

Columbia River Public Meeting
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Kennewick Irrigation District - Boardroom, 2015 S. Ely Street, Kennewick.
  • Public discussion of management objectives and preliminary options for Columbia River fall commercial and sport fisheries.

Willapa Bay Fisheries Discussion

  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Raymond Elks Club, 326 3rd St., Raymond.
  • Public discussion for discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries in Willapa Bay and its associated watersheds.

April 2

Columbia River and Ocean Fisheries Discussion
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 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

North of Falcon Meeting

  • 9:30 a.m. to 5 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.

Plenary session

  • 1 p.m., Lynnwood Embassy Suites, 20610 44th Ave. W., Lynnwood.
  • Public discussion with tribal and state fishery managers on conservation, salmon fisheries and management.

April 4

Grays Harbor Fisheries Advisory Group (Public meeting)
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Large Conference room, Region 6 Headquarters, 48 Devonshire Road, Montesano.
  • Grays Harbor Advisory Group discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries; meeting is open to the public.

April 5

Willapa Bay Fisheries Advisory Group (Public meeting)
  • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Large Conference room, Region 6 Headquarters, 48 Devonshire Road, Montesano.
  • Willapa Bay Advisory Group discussion of pre-season forecasts and possible salmon fisheries; meeting is open to the public.

April 6-11

Final Pacific Fishery Management Council Meeting
  • Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, Ore.
  • PFMC adopts final ocean fisheries regulations and state-tribal fishing plans are finalized for all inside area commercial and sport salmon fisheries; advisory bodies begin meeting 4/5/2018, salmon begins 4/6/2018 – see agenda

State-Tribal meetings during North of Falcon

These meetings are government-to-government negotiations and are closed to the public.

February 26, 2018

Co-manager technical modeling meeting – Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

March 1, 2018

Co-manager policy meeting – Muckleshoot Casino

March 22, 2018

North of Falcon #1 (State-Tribes) – Lacey Community Center

March 23, 2018

North of Falcon #1 (State-Tribes) if needed – Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

April 2, 2018

North of Falcon #2 (State-Tribes) – Lynnwood Embassy Suites

April 4, 2018

North of Falcon #2 (State-Tribes) – Lynnwood Embassy Suites

 

 
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North of Falcon Background

2018 Public Meeting Schedule
2018 State-Tribal Meeting Schedule
North of Falcon FAQ
How salmon fishing seasons are set
How tribes and state co-manage salmon and steelhead

Pre-Season Forecasts

Summer/Fall Chinook
Coho
Chum and Sockeye

Forecast Summaries

Coastal forecast summary
Columbia River and Ocean forecast summary
Puget Sound forecast summary

WDFW Commission Policies

2017-2018 North of Falcon 
Hatchery and Fishery Reform

Links

WDFW Commercial Fishing
Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor Season Setting
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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