3/11/15 COMMERCIAL TROLL SALMON ACTION NOTICE:
The National Marine Fisheries Service in consultation with the Pacific Fishery
Management Council, the State of Oregon, and fishery representatives has taken
the following in-season management action to modify the previously scheduled
March 15 commercial troll Chinook Salmon opening off Oregon:
The area between Cape Falcon and the Oregon/California Border will NOT open for
commercial troll salmon fishing for the period of March 15 through March 31.
The area will open for commercial troll for Chinook Salmon fishing within this
area for the period of April 1 – 30. Fishery managers agreed that this was
needed to reduce impacts on Klamath River fall Chinook in order to provide more
flexibility in the other season options that are under development. Vessels are
limited to no more than four spreads per wire; hooks are restricted to single
point, single shank barbless hooks; and Chinook must be 28 inches or larger to
Within the area adjacent to Tillamook Bay, between Twin Rocks and Pyramid Rock,
and inside the 15 fathom depth contour, only adipose fin-clipped Chinook may be
retained or on board a vessel while fishing prior to August 1.
Seasons from May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016 are currently being developed.
Season alternatives will be reviewed and a final season recommendation made at
the Pacific Fishery Management Council public meeting in Rohnert Park,
California by April 15.