Action for the commercial troll salmon fishery in the area from the US/Canada Border to Cape Falcon


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
5-21-2013
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ACTION NOTICE: NOAA Fisheries in consultation with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, representatives from the commercial troll fishery, and the Pacific Fishery Management Council, has taken in-season action with respect to the commercial troll salmon fishery in the area from the US/Canada Border to Cape Falcon.

ACTION TAKEN: The troll salmon fishery will close North of the Queets River, Washington (Neah Bay and LaPush fishery management areas) effective at 11:59 PM on Monday, May 20.
RATIONALE: A subarea quota of 8,700 Chinook was instituted for the 2013 season for waters North of the Queets River in the May-June commercial troll salmon fishery. The fishery was rapidly approaching the quota for this area, and WDFW fishery managers needed to close the fishery in order to insure an accurate tally of landings to date before considering any possible future openings with reduced landing limits. A conference call is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, May 23 to consider a possible reopening and any fishery dampening actions that may need to be implemented.


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