Commercial Troll North of Cape Falcon, July 11

ODFW release – The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in consultation with the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC), the State of Oregon, the State of Washington, and other regional 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 Chinook quota in the July-September commercial salmon troll fishery in the area between the U.S./Canada border and Cape Falcon has been reduced from 16,400 to 13,800. There are no changes to weekly landing and possession limits at this time. RATIONALE: Harvest of Chinook in the spring fishery was 25,434, which was 834 above the spring quota of 24,600. A reduction of 2,600 to the summer quota is necessary to remain within pre-season modeled impacts, reducing that quota from 16,400 to 13,800. Additional regulations that apply to vessels holding Oregon permits and fishing north of Cape Falcon during the 2024 season include: Landing and possession limits of 40 Chinook and 100 marked coho per vessel per week (landing week defined as Thursday through Wednesday). 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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