California Department of Fish and Wildlife

2015 California Ocean Salmon Preseason Process: Calendar of Events and Contact Information

Calendar of Events

January 20-23, 2015
PFMC Salmon Technical Team Work Session

7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220
The STT will draft the Review of 2014 Ocean Salmon Fisheries. This report summarizes seasons, quotas, harvest, escapement, socioeconomic statistics, achievement of management goals, and impacts on species listed under the Endangered Species Act. The report will be available online in early February 2015 at www.pcouncil.org.

February 17-20, 2015
PFMC Salmon Technical Team Work Session

7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220
The STT will draft Preseason Report I: Stock Abundance Analysis and Environmental Assessment Part 1 for 2015 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations and consider any other estimation or methodology issues pertinent to the 2015 ocean salmon fisheries. Preseason Report I will be available online in early March 2015 at www.pcouncil.org.

February 26, 2015 (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

CDFW Annual Salmon Information Meeting
Sonoma County Water Agency, 404 Aviation Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Annual information meeting on 2014 ocean salmon season, Central Valley and Klamath basin river returns, 2015 abundance forecasts, and public input regarding the upcoming ocean salmon season. Please contact Kandice Morgenstern for more info: (707) 576-2879 or Kandice.Morgenstern@wildlife.ca.gov.
 

March 7-12, 2015
PFMC March Meeting

Hilton Hotel, 301 W. 6th St., Vancouver, WA 98660
The Council will determine if any in-season action for fisheries scheduled to open in April is needed. They will also adopt three regulatory alternatives for ocean salmon fisheries in effect on or after May 1. Final alternatives for public review will be decided on March 12.
Preseason Report II: Proposed Alternatives and Environmental Assessment Part 2 for 2015 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations will be available online March 20, 2015 at www.pcouncil.org.

March 16, 2015
California FGC Meeting - Teleconference

Commission Conference Room 1320, 1416 9th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Proposed changes to Ocean Salmon Sport Fishing Regulations for 2015 will be addressed at this meeting. The Commission will take final action on Ocean Salmon Sport Fishery Regulations in effect during April 2015. The public may address and/or ask questions of the Commission relating to the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. Agenda and audio available online at www.fgc.ca.gov.

March 31, 2015 (7:00 p.m.)
PFMC Public Hearing - California

Motel 6 Convention Room, 400 S. Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437
The Council will receive comments from the public on the three California ocean salmon fishery management regulatory alternatives adopted by the Council in March. More information is available at www.pcouncil.org.

April 11-16, 2015
PFMC April Meeting

DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma, 1 Doubletree Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928
The Council will tentatively adopt final regulatory measures for analysis by the STT during this meeting. Final adoption of recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is scheduled to be completed by April 15.
Preseason Report III: Analysis of Council-Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2015 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations will be available online April 24, 2015 at www.pcouncil.org.

April 17, 2015
California FGC Meeting - Teleconference

Commission Conference Room 1320, 1416 9th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
The Commission will take final action on Ocean Salmon Sport Fishery Regulations in effect on or after May 1, 2015. The public may address and/or ask questions of the Commission relating to the implementation of its policies or any other matter within the jurisdiction of the Commission. Agenda and audio available online at www.fgc.ca.gov.

Contact Information

Pacific Fishery Management Council Salmon Advisory Sub-Panel

  • Mr. Dave Bitts
    California Troll
    Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations
    2679 Sunnygrove, McKinleyville, CA 95519
    Telephone: (707) 498-3512
    Email: dbitts@suddenlink.net
  • Mr. Dave Hillemeier
    California Tribes
    Yurok Tribe
    PO Box 1027, Klamath, CA 95548
    Telephone: (707) 482-1350 ext. 315
    Email: dave@yuroktribe.nsn.us
  • Mr. Marc Gorelnik
    California Sport Fisheries
    Coastside Fishing Club
    8042 Terrace Drive, El Cerrito, CA 94530
    Telephone: (415) 409-9529
    Email: marc@gorelniklaw.com
  • Mr. Craig Stone
    California Charter Boat
    Emeryville Sportfishing
    3310 Powell St., Emeryville, CA 94608
    Telephone: (510) 654-6040
    Email: emvlsport@aol.com
  • Mr. Jim Hie
    Conservation
    Pacific Marine Conservation Council
    1423 Vista Ave., Napa, CA 94559
    Telephone: (707) 695-8661
    Email: jnahie@att.net

Pacific Fishery Management Council Members and Staff

  • Mr. Buzz Brizendine
    At-Large Appointment
    2838 Garrison Street, San Diego, CA 92106
    Telephone: (619) 933-7828
    Email: buzzbriz@gmail.com
  • Mr. David Crabbe
    California Obligatory Appointment
    PO Box 4224, Carmel, CA 93921
    Telephone: (831) 622-6826
    Email: dcrabbe@comcast.net
  • Mr. Mark Helvey (Designee)
    National Marine Fisheries Service, West Coast Region
    501 W Ocean Blvd, Ste 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802
    Telephone: (562) 980-4040
    Email: Mark.Helvey@noaa.gov
  • Mr. Mike Burner
    Pacific Fishery Management Council Staff
    7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220
    Telephone: (503) 820-2414 or Toll Free: (866) 806-7204
    Email: Mike.Burner@noaa.gov
  • Ms. Marci Yaremko
    State of California Designee
    California Department of Fish and Wildlife
    1933 Cliff Drive, Suite 9, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
    Telephone: (858) 442-3004
    Email: Marci.Yaremko@wildlife.ca.gov
  • Mr. Dan Wolford
    At-Large
    16171 Jasmine Way, Los Gatos, CA 95032
    Telephone: (408) 356-2465
    Fax: (408) 356-2465
    Email: danwolford@earthlink.net
 

To make comments directly to the Pacific Fishery Management Council regarding the upcoming salmon season, please visit the Council's website at www.pcouncil.org/contact, or contact the PFMC staff officer for salmon: Mike Burner (Mike.Burner@noaa.gov).

To make comments directly to the Fish and Game Commission regarding the upcoming salmon season, please visit the Commission's website at www.fgc.ca.gov/contact.