Salmon Preseason Process: Calendar of Events and Contact Information

Calendar of Events

  • January 18-21, 2022
    PFMC Salmon Technical Team Work Session
    The Salmon Technical Team (STT) meets to draft the Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation(SAFE) document, Review of 2021 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 16-17, 2022
    California Fish and Game Commission Meeting
    Webinar Only
    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: www.fgc.ca.gov(opens in new tab).
  • February 22-25, 2022
    PFMC Salmon Technical Team Work Session
    The STT meets to complete Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2022 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 2, 2022 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
CDFW Annual Salmon Information Meeting
Webinar Only

This annual information meeting covers 2021 ocean and river salmon fishing seasons, Central Valley and Klamath Basin river returns, and 2022 abundance forecasts. The public are invited to ask questions and provide input regarding 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. Please contact Katherine Osborn for more information at OceanSalmon@Wildlife.ca.gov.

Meeting Handout (PDF)(opens in new tab)
Meeting Agenda (PDF)(opens in new tab)
Meeting Instructions and Ground Rules (PDF)(opens in new tab)

Join Webinar via Browser(opens in new tab)
Meeting ID: 834 0582 7863

Join Webinar via phone:
Dial:  USA 216 706 7075 US Toll
           USA 866 390 1828 US Toll-free

Conference code: 663759
     


  • March 8-14, 2022
    PFMC March Meeting
    San Jose, 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 14.
    Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2022 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations will be available online in late March at: www.pcouncil.org(opens in new tab).
  • March 22, 2022
    PFMC Public Hearing - California
    Eureka, 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 6-13, 2022
    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 13.
    Preseason Report III: Council-Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2022 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations will be available online in late April at: www.pcouncil.org(opens in new tab).
  • April 20-21, 2022
    California Fish and Game Commission Meeting
    The Commission will receive an update on ocean salmon sport fishery regulations in effect in 2022. 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: www.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. Grace Easterbrook
    California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    3637 Westwind Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    Telephone: (707) 576-2375
  • 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, please 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, please visit the Commission's website at www.fgc.ca.gov/contact(opens in new tab).