Public comment on 2017-18 salmon seasons

The public is invited to submit comments on potential salmon fisheries for 2017-18. Comments submitted in the early phases will help set priorities for fisheries. WDFW will post prospective fisheries in late March for comments ahead of the Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in April.    

Puget Sound freshwater salmon seasons

Puget Sound marine area salmon seasons

Coastal freshwater, including Marine Areas 2.1 (Willapa Bay)
and 2.2 (Grays Harbor)

  • Forecasts for coastal stocks are being finalized. Check back for more information soon.

Ocean Areas (Marine Areas 1-4)

Columbia River and tributaries

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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
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


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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