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PFMC Proposes Alternatives for Salmon Seasons

Three alternatives for 2021 ocean salmon fisheries off Oregon, Washington, and California are now available for public review. The Pacific Fishery Management Council will decide on the alternatives in April. Commercial season alternatives south of Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain are open either beginning in late March or May through October, with closed periods in most months.  Sport season alternatives include Chinook fishing in the Coos Bay, Tillamook, and Newport areas all open March 15, with alternative 1 running continuously through October 31. Alternative 2 and 3 have varied closures to Chinook retention during August. Oregon Ocean Recreational alternatives include mark-selective coho fishing seasons starting in early to late June and running through most of August. Detailed information is available at


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