Washington State fishery managers set meetings for public opinion on this seasons salmon fisheries

03/10/2017 – John Snyder – Northwest Fishing News    OLYMPIA – State fishery managers have scheduled more than a dozen public meetings through mid-April – including three in eastern Washington –as they continue to develop this year’s salmon fishing seasons. The public meetings are opportunities for anglers, commercial fishers and others interested in salmon to …

ODFW Commission will be meeting in Corvallis on March 17th

03/10/2017 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News    SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, March 17 at the Benton County Fairgrounds (Guerber Hall, 110 SE 53rd Street, Corvallis) to reconsider their rules on Columbia River Fisheries Reform adopted Jan. 20. Friday’s meeting starts at 8 a.m. and follows this agenda …

WDFW Approves Razor Clam Digs on several coastal beaches to begin on March 7th

    OLYMPIA – Twin Harbors beach will be open March 7 for a week of razor clam digging, during which Copalis and Mocrocks beaches will each be open for two of those days. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the opening on three ocean beaches after marine toxin tests confirmed the …

ODFW Fish Passage Task Force to Meet in Salem

03/03/2017 – John Snyder – Northwest Fishing News      SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s Fish Passage Task Force will meet Friday, March 10, 2017 at the ODFW Headquarters Office at 4034 Fairview Industrial  Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. …

Projections indicate Washington salmon fisheries will again be manipulated by low coho runs

  OLYMPIA – Returns of hatchery chinook and coho salmon to Washington’s rivers and ocean waters are expected to vary this year, but low returns of wild salmon projected to several rivers will again make setting fisheries a challenge.  That was the prediction of fishery managers at a public meeting today, when forecasts for chinook, …

Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board set to meet on the 7th of March

02/27/2017 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News   ALSEA, Ore. — The Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board will meet on Tuesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center, 2418 East Fall Creek Road, Alsea OR 97324. The agenda includes updates on the OHRC Outreach and Research …

WDFW invites public to attend meeting on 2017 salmon forecasts

02/13/2017 – John Snyder – NWFN   OLYMPIA – Anglers, commercial fishers and others interested in Washington state salmon fisheries can get a preview of this year’s salmon returns and potential fishing seasons at a public meeting Feb. 28 in Olympia. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will present initial forecasts compiled by …

WDFW reduces catch limits for 2017 ocean bottomfish fishery

02/17/2017 – John Snyder – Northwest Fishing News    OLYMPIA – Anglers can expect changes to recreational bottomfish fisheries when ocean marine areas re-open March 11 to fishing for species such as lingcod and rockfish. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is making the changes to help ensure rockfish catches align with harvest …

ODWF Commission addressed on Columbia River Fisheries

02/10/2017 – John Snyder – NWFN   SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a land acquisition that will add 95 acres to the Coquille Valley Wildlife Area in Coos County during their meeting in Tigard today. The wildlife area provides wetland habitat for wildlife and outdoor recreation opportunities. The Nature Conservancy is providing funds …

Marine Area 9 salmon season set to re-open February 16th

Photo courtesy of Big King Salmon Charters   WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Action: Marine Area 9 will re-open Feb.16. The daily limit for hatchery chinook salmon in Marine Area 9 will be 1 chinook, with an overall 2-salmon limit. All coho and wild chinook salmon must be released. Effective Date: Feb 16 through April 15, 2017. …