Category Archives: West Coast

ESA Listed Coho Salmon Season Opens in Oregon

Oregon’s wild coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) season opened this week in many of the State’s coastal rivers and bays. From now until 30 November (or earlier if quotas are reached) anglers will have the opportunity to keep one wild coho … Continue reading

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San Francisco-Based Community Fishing Association Strives to Own the Fish Higher up the Chain

By buying and selling our own fish, we can own the fish a little further up the distribution chain and return a higher value to the producers. -Larry Collins, SFCFA An article today in the San Francisco Business Times¬†features the … Continue reading

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Pacific Fishery Management Council Adopted Fishery Ecosystem Plan

“Clearly, federal managers have gotten the message that the days of crisis-based management, managing for a single species, and how to maximize catches are over.” -Ben Enticknapp of Oceana. On Tuesday, the Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted the Fishery Ecosystem … Continue reading

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Proposed Merger of West Coast Regional Offices of NMFS

“Many of the fisheries issues addressed by [the two West Coast administrative regions of the National Marine Fisheries Service] regions (e.g., Pacific salmon) overlap and, therefore, this merger will improve coordination in areas where there is currently joint decision-making.” – … Continue reading

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