Salmon Preseason Process: Calendar of Events and Contact Information

Calendar of Events

  • January 16-19, 2024
    PFMC Salmon Technical Team Work Session
    The Salmon Technical Team (STT) meets to draft the Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation(SAFE) document, Review of 2023 Ocean Salmon Fisheries. This report summarizes seasons, quotas, harvest, escapement, socio-economic statistics, achievement of management goals, and impacts on species listed under the Endangered Species Act. This report will be available online in mid-February at www.pcouncil.org(opens in new tab).
  • February 14-15, 2024
    California Fish and Game Commission Meeting
    Sacramento, CA

    The Commission will 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 live audio or video streaming available online at fgc.ca.gov(opens in new tab).
  • February 20-23, 2024
    PFMC Salmon Technical Team Work Session
    The STT meets to complete Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2024 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations. This report provides abundance forecast estimates for key salmon stocks, and other information pertinent to the development of management options. This report will be available online in early March at www.pcouncil.org(opens in new tab)
  • March 1, 2024 (10:00 a.m.)
    CDFW Annual Salmon Information Meeting
    Webinar Only

    This annual information meeting covers 2023 spawner abundances returning to the Central Valley and Klamath Basins, 2024 abundance forecasts, and management context guiding the development and implementation of 2024 ocean salmon fisheries. The public are invited to learn about pertinent data and management context shaping the upcoming ocean salmon season. This meeting will be hosted as a webinar only. The meeting link, agenda and other materials will be posted here as they become available.
  • March 6-11, 2024
    PFMC March Meeting
    Fresno, CA
    The Council will determine whether any in-season actions are required for fisheries scheduled to open prior to May 16. They will also craft three regulatory alternatives for ocean salmon fisheries in effect on or after May 16. Final adoption of alternatives for public review is tentatively scheduled for March 11.
    Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2024 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations will be available online in late March at www.pcouncil.org(opens in new tab).
  • March 25, 2024
    PFMC Public Hearing (7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
    Santa Rosa, CA
    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 www.pcouncil.org(opens in new tab).
  • April 6-11, 2024
    PFMC April Meeting
    Seattle, WA

    The Council will adopt final regulatory measures for analysis by the STT. Final adoption of recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service will also occur and is tentatively scheduled for April 11.
    Preseason Report III: Council-Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2024 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations will be available online in late April at www.pcouncil.org(opens in new tab).
  • April 17-18, 2024
    California Fish and Game Commission Meeting
    San Jose, CA
    The Commission will receive an update on ocean salmon sport fishery regulations in effect in 2024. 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 fgc.ca.gov(opens in new tab).

Contact Information

Pacific Fishery Management Council Salmon Advisory Subpanel

  • Mr. George Bradshaw
    California Troll
    F/V Swan
    PO Box 1565, Crescent City, CA 95531
    Telephone: (707) 954-9339
  • Mr. Justin Alvarez
    California Tribes
    Hoopa Valley Tribal Fisheries
    PO Box 1348, Hoopa, CA 95546
    Telephone: (530) 625-4267
  • Mr. Jim Yarnall
    California Sport Fisheries
    6308 Eggert Road, Eureka, CA 95503
    Telephone: (707) 443-2496
  • Mr. James Stone
    California Sport Fisheries
    Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen's Association
    PO Box 111, Sutter, CA 95982
    Telephone: (530) 923-9440
  • Mr. John Atkinson
    California Charter Boat
    Golden Gate Fishermen’s Association
    42 Seawolf Passage, Corte Madera, CA 94925
    Telephone: (415) 924-6851

Pacific Fishery Management Council Members and Staff

  • Mr. Robert Dooley
    At-Large Appointment
    149 Spyglass Lane, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
    Telephone: (650) 619-4713
  • Mr. Marc Gorelnik
    At-Large Appointment
    Coastside Fishing Club
    8042 Terrace Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530
    Telephone: (415) 409-9529
  • Ms. Corey Ridings
    California Obligatory Appointment
    PO Box 1566, Santa Cruz, CA 95061
    Telephone: (206) 816-5083
  • 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

CDFW Salmon Support to the Pacific Fishery Management Council

  • Ms. Marci Yaremko
    California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    3883 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA 92123
    Telephone: (858) 442-3004
  • Ms. Kandice Morgenstern
    California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    3637 Westwind Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    Telephone: (707) 494-4621

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

To make comments directly to the Fish and Game Commission, visit the Commission's website at fgc.ca.gov/Contact(opens in new tab).

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