Commercial Troll Fishery North of Cape Falcon Closed, June 19

ODFW release – June 18, 2024, COMMERCIAL TROLL SALMON ACTION NOTICE: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in consultation with the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), the State of Oregon, the State of Washington, and fishery representatives met today via conference call and have taken the following in-season management actions related to the commercial troll salmon season from the US/Canada border to Cape Falcon: ACTION TAKEN: The commercial salmon troll fishery in the area between the U.S./Canada border and Cape Falcon will be closed effective 11:59 PM Wednesday June 19, 2024 thru 11:59 PM Sunday June 30, 2024. Vessels must land and deliver their fish within 24 hours of the closure. RATIONALE: Harvest of Chinook through June 19 is estimated at 24,382 Chinook out of the 24,600 Chinook quota leaving only 218 Chinook remaining on the quota. The fishery will close at the end of the current landing week 11:59 PM Wednesday June 19, and vessels must land and deliver their catch within 24 hours of the closure. Additional regulations that apply to vessels fishing out of Oregon North of Cape Falcon that apply to the 2024 seasons include: Vessels landing in Oregon are limited to only fishing between Leadbetter Pt., WA and Cape Falcon, OR. Vessels landing into Oregon must possess a valid commercial license and a valid troll salmon permit. Vessels landing into Oregon are limited to locations on the Oregon side of the Columbia River upstream as far as Tongue Pt., the beaches at Gearhart/Seaside and Cannon Beach, or into Garibaldi. Fishers may not possess Chinook salmon South of Cape Falcon, OR that are less than 28” total length, except that fishers may possess and land Chinook salmon that meet the minimum length of 27” total length on those dates when the troll salmon season has been closed South of Cape Falcon for 48 hours or more. Vessels landing salmon in Oregon from any season North of Cape Falcon are required to notify ODFW within one hour of delivery or prior to transport away from the port of landing by either calling 541-857-2546 or sending notification via e-mail to Notification shall include vessel name and number, number of salmon by species, port of landing and location of delivery, and estimated time of delivery. Visit for more information on Oregon’s ocean salmon seasons and fisheries.

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