June 22, 2022 – The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in consultation with the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), the State of Oregon, the State of Washington, and fishery representatives met today via conference call and have taken the following in-season management action related to the commercial troll salmon season from the US/Canada border to Cape Falcon: ACTIONS TAKEN: NMFS will reopen the commercial salmon troll fishery across the entire north of Cape Falcon area, regardless of subarea, for the period of June 23 through June 29 with an open period limit of 13 Chinook per vessel. By rule, all catch from this season must be landed and delivered no later than 11:59 PM on June 30. RATIONALE: The total Chinook landings in the area from the US/Canada Border to Cape Falcon, Oregon are estimated to be 17,468 Chinook out of the spring quota of 18,000 Chinook leaving a remainder of 532 Chinook on the quota. Landings for the most recent week (June 9-15) are estimated at 1,001 Chinook under a 25 Chinook per vessel limit. By reducing the weekly limit to 13 Chinook it should allow the fishery to approach the quota without exceeding it. Additional information for Oregon vessels participating in this fishery: Vessels landing in Oregon with any catch from North of Cape Falcon are limited to only fishing between Leadbetter Pt., WA and Cape Falcon, OR. Vessels landing into Oregon must possess a valid commercial license and a valid troll salmon permit. Vessels landing into Oregon are limited to locations on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, the beaches at Gearhart/Seaside and Cannon Beach, or into Garibaldi. Fishers may not possess Chinook salmon South of Cape Falcon, OR that are less than 28” total length, except that fishers may possess and land Chinook salmon that meet the minimum length of 27” total length on those dates when the troll salmon season has been closed South of Cape Falcon for 48 hours or more. There are no dates for this last opening that meet that criteria. Vessels landing salmon in Oregon from any season North of Cape Falcon are required to notify ODFW within one hour of delivery or prior to transport away from the port of landing by either calling 541-857-2546 or sending notification via e-mail to trollreport@odfw.oregon.gov Notification shall include vessel name and number, number of salmon by species, port of landing and location of delivery, and estimated time of delivery. Visit https://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/salmon/ for more information on Oregon’s ocean salmon seasons and fisheries.

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