The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is hosting the annual
meeting on California salmon populations and the outlook for 2009
ocean and river fisheries. The meeting is scheduled March 3rd from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sonoma County Water Agency building located
at 404 Aviation Boulevard in Santa Rosa.
The meeting will provide the latest information on the status of
California salmon populations and the outlook for ocean and river
Chinook fisheries in the coming season. During the afternoon
session, the public can provide input to a California salmon
management panel, which is comprised of individuals that will be
directly involved in the upcoming Pacific Fishery Management
Council (PFMC) meetings in March and April. The panel includes
members of the PFMC Council, Salmon Technical Team and Salmon
Advisory Subgroup. Salmon fishing seasons are developed through a
collaborative regulatory process involving DFG, the PFMC, the
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U. S. Department
of Commerce. The input will help California representatives
negotiate a broad range of season alternatives at the PFMC meeting
during the second week of March in Seattle.
Full meeting agenda (PDF)
The 2009 Salmon Information Meeting marks the beginning of a
two-month long management process used to establish salmon seasons.
A list of additional meetings for the season-setting process will
be available at the meeting or can be found on DFG’s Web