Salmon Preseason Process: Calendar of Events and Contact Information

Calendar of Events

  • January 22-25, 2019
    PFMC Salmon Technical Team Work Session
    7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220
    The Salmon Technical Team (STT) will draft the Review of 2018 Ocean Salmon Fisheries. This report summarizes seasons, quotas, harvest, escapement, socioeconomic statistics, achievement of management goals, and impacts on species listed under the Endangered Species Act. The report will be available online in mid-February 2019 at: link opens in new windowwww.pcouncil.org.
  • February 6, 2019
    California Fish and Game Commission Meeting
    Resources Building Auditorium, First Floor, 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
    Depending on the final meeting agenda, the Commission may receive an update on and discuss the PFMC process and timeline for developing ocean salmon seasons, and automatic conformance of state regulations to federal regulations. The public may address and/or ask questions of the Commission relating to the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. Agenda and video available online at: link opens in new windowwww.fgc.ca.gov.
  • February 19-22, 2019
    PFMC Salmon Technical Team Work Session
    7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220
    The STT will draft Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2019 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations and consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2019 ocean salmon fisheries. Preseason Report I will be available online in early March 2019 at: link opens in new windowwww.pcouncil.org.

February 27, 2019 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
CDFW Annual Salmon Information Meeting
Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Annual information meeting covering 2018 ocean and in-river salmon fishing seasons, Central Valley and Klamath Basin river returns, 2019 abundance forecasts, and serves as an opportunity for the public to provide input regarding the upcoming ocean salmon season. Agenda and meeting materials will be posted as they become available. Please contact Chenchen Shen for more info at (707) 576-2885 or Chenchen.Shen@Wildlife.ca.gov.

  • March 6-12, 2019
    PFMC March Meeting
    Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
    The Council will determine if any in-season action for fisheries scheduled to open in April is needed. They will also craft three regulatory alternatives for ocean salmon fisheries in effect on or after May 1. Final alternatives for public review will be adopted on March 12.
    Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2019 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations will be available online in late March 2019 at: link opens in new windowwww.pcouncil.org.
  • March 26, 2019 (7:00 p.m.)
    PFMC Public Hearing - California
    Hampton Inn Grand Ballroom, 1160 Airport Park Boulevard, Ukiah, CA 95482
    The Council will receive comments from the public on the three California ocean salmon fishery regulatory alternatives adopted by the Council in March. More information is available at: link opens in new windowwww.pcouncil.org.
  • April 9-16, 2019
    PFMC April Meeting
    DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma, One Doubletree Drive, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
    The Council will tentatively adopt final regulatory measures for analysis by the STT during this meeting. Final adoption of recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service will also occur.
    Preseason Report III: Council-Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2019 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations will be available online in late April at: link opens in new windowwww.pcouncil.org.
  • April 17, 2019
    California Fish and Game Commission Meeting
    City of Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, East Wing, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90403
    The Commission will receive an update on ocean salmon sport fishery regulations in effect during the month of April, 2019 and on the proposed alternatives for the May through November, 2019 season. The public may address and/or ask questions of the Commission relating to the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. Agenda and audio available online at: link opens in new windowwww.fgc.ca.gov.
  • June 12-13, 2019
    California Fish and Game Commission Meeting
    Redding, CA (exact location TBD)
    The Commission will receive an update on ocean salmon sport fishery regulations in effect during May through November, 2019. The public may address and/or ask questions of the Commission relating to the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. Agenda and audio available online at: link opens in new windowwww.fgc.ca.gov.

Contact Information

Pacific Fishery Management Council Salmon Advisory Subpanel

  • Mr. John Koeppen
    California Troll
    F/V Lulu
    10150 Phar Lab Dr., Cupertino, CA 95014
    Telephone: (408) 257-1482
    Email: jmkoeppen@comcast.net
  • Mr. Dave Hillemeier
    California Tribes
    Yurok Tribe Fisheries
    PO Box 1027, Klamath, CA 95548
    Telephone: (707) 482-1350 ext. 1315
    Email: Dave@yuroktribe.nsn.us
  • Mr. Jim Yarnall
    California Sport Fisheries
    6308 Eggert Road, Eureka, CA 95503
    Telephone: (707) 443-2496
    Email: jimyarnall@gmail.com
  • Mr. James Stone 
    California Sport Fisheries
    Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen's Association
    PO Box 111, Sutter, CA 95982
    Telephone: (530) 923-9440
    Email: Jstone@ncgasa.org
  • Mr. John Atkinson
    California Charter Boat
    Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association
    42 Seawolf Passage, Corte Madera, CA 94925
    Telephone: (415) 924-6851
    Email: newrayann@comcast.net

Pacific Fishery Management Council Members and Staff

  • Mr. Robert Dooley
    California Obligatory Appointment
    149 Spyglass Lane, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    Telephone: (650) 619-4713
    Email: redooley@aol.com
  • Mr. Brett Kormos
    State of California Designee
    California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    5355 Skylane Boulevard, Suite B, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    Telephone: (707) 576-2893
    Email: Brett.Kormos@wildlife.ca.gov
  • Mr. Marc Gorelnik
    At-Large Appointment
    Coastside Fishing Club
    8042 Terrace Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530
    Telephone: (415) 409-9529
    Email: marc@gorelniklaw.com
  • Mr. Louis Zimm
    At-Large Appointment
    Sportfishing Association of California
    3762 Dupont Street, San Diego, CA 92106
    Telephone: (619) 224-7908
    Email: glzimm@cox.net
  • Ms. Robin Ehlke
    Pacific Fishery Management Council Staff Officer
    7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220
    Main Number: (503) 820-2410 or
    Toll Free: (866) 806-7204 ext. 410
    Email: Robin.Ehlke@noaa.gov
 

To make comments directly to the Pacific Fishery Management Council regarding the upcoming salmon season, please visit the Council's website at link opens in new windowwww.pcouncil.org/contact, or contact the PFMC staff officer for salmon: Robin Ehlke (Robin.Ehlke@noaa.gov).

To make comments directly to the Fish and Game Commission, please visit the Commission's website at link opens in new windowwww.fgc.ca.gov/contact.