Ocean Salmon Project (OSP)


The Ocean Salmon Project provides fishery-dependent and -independent data for managing California's ocean salmon fisheries. The project produces annual estimates of ocean salmon harvest, fishery effort, ocean abundances, and fishery impacts on stocks of special concern. OSP staff collaborates with CDFW's Fisheries Branch and the California Recreational Fisheries Survey, and provides technical assistance to the Pacific Fishery Management Council, the California Fish and Game Commission, NOAA Fisheries, tribal governments, and constituents.



View a summary of California ocean salmon seasons



Ocean Salmon Project (OSP)