Salmon Preseason Process: Calendar of Events and Contact Information

Calendar of Events

  • January 19-22, 2021
    PFMC Salmon Technical Team Work Session
    The Salmon Technical Team (STT) meets to draft the Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation(SAFE) document Review of 2020 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. This report will be available online in mid-February at: www.pcouncil.org.
  • February 10-11, 2021
    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.
  • February 16-19, 2021
    PFMC Salmon Technical Team Work Session
    The STT meets to complete Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2021 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations. This report provides key salmon stock abundance estimates and harvest and escapement estimates when recent regulatory regimes are projected on 2021 abundances, and other pertinent information to aid development of management options. This report will be available online in early March at: www.pcouncil.org.

February 25, 2021 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
CDFW Annual Salmon Information Meeting
Webinar Only

Annual information meeting covering 2020 ocean and river salmon fishing seasons, Central Valley and Klamath Basin river returns, 2021 abundance forecasts, and serves as an opportunity for the public to provide input regarding the upcoming ocean salmon season. This meeting will be hosted as a webinar only. The agenda and other materials will be posted as they become available. Please contact Ian Pritchard for more information at  Ian.Pritchard@Wildlife.ca.gov.

Join Webinar via Browser
Meeting ID: 860 0436 9994
Passcode: 517543

Join Webinar via phone:

dial: USA 216 706 7075 US Toll
          USA 866 390 1828 US Toll-free
Conference Code: 663759

Salmon Information Meeting Attendance Instructions(PDF)
Salmon Information Meeting Agenda and Handout (PDF)
Salmon Information Meeting Evaluation and Written Comment Form (PDF)

  • March 2-5 and 8-11, 2021
    PFMC March Meeting
    Webinar Only

    The Council will determine if any in-season action for fisheries scheduled to open from April 1 to May 15, 2021 is needed. They will also craft three regulatory alternatives for ocean salmon fisheries in effect on or after May 16. Final alternatives for public review will be adopted on March 11.
    Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2021 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations
    will be available online in late March at: www.pcouncil.org.
  • March 23, 2021
    PFMC Public Hearing - California
    Webinar Only
    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.
  • April 6-9 and 12-15, 2021
    PFMC April Meeting
    Webinar Only
    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 and is tentatively scheduled for April 14.
    Preseason Report III: Council-Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2021 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations will be available online in late April at: www.pcouncil.org.
  • April 14-15, 2021
    California Fish and Game Commission Meeting
    Webinar Only
    The Commission will receive an update on ocean salmon sport fishery regulations in effect from April 1 to May 15 and on the proposed alternatives for the May 16 through November 2021 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: www.fgc.ca.gov.
  • June 16-17, 2021
    California Fish and Game Commission Meeting
    Webinar only
    The Commission will receive an update on ocean salmon sport fishery regulations in effect during May 16 through November 2021. 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.

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
    3637 Westwind Boulevard, 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 www.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 www.fgc.ca.gov/contact.