[env-trinity] Ten-Day Recreational Ocean Salmon Season Opens August 29

Byron Leydecker bwl3 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 20 14:32:55 PDT 2009

On 8/20/2009 at 11:23 AM, in message 
DFG News wrote:

California Department of Fish and Game News Release
 August 20, 2009

 Contact:  Joe Duran, Associate Marine Biologist, (707) 576-3456
       Harry Morse, Public Information Officer, (916) 322-8962

 Ten-Day Recreational Ocean Salmon Season to Open in Northern California
 Aug. 29

California's only 2009 recreational ocean salmon season will be open Aug 29
through Sept. 7 in the Klamath Management Zone along the north coast.
The brief season was authorized by the Pacific Fishery Management Council
and California Fish and Game Commission, based on data collected by the
Department of Fish and Game (DFG) showing enough adult Klamath fall run
Chinook will return to the Klamath River Basin to allow for a limited
ocean harvest while maintaining conservation goals. Since 2008, commercial
and recreational fishing for salmon has been closed in all other ocean areas

California in order to protect Sacramento River fall run Chinook, which have
been at historically low numbers the last
 two years.

 This northern California season was specifically designed to minimize the
incidental take of Sacramento River fall Chinook, said Marija Vojkovich,
 Marine Region Manager and DFGs representative to the Pacific Fishery
Management Council.

The boundaries of the open ocean fishing area extend from north of Horse Mt.
(40° 05 00 N. latitude) to the California - Oregon border. The retention of
coho salmon or steelhead trout is prohibited in all California ocean
fisheries. Anglers are required to use barbless hooks and are limited to one
rod per person when fishing for salmon, or when fishing from a boat with
salmon on board.

The daily bag and possession limit is two salmon of any species except
coho, with a minimum size limit of 24 inches total length. A salmon report
card is no longer required when fishing for salmon in the ocean.

 The opening of this salmon season is expected to provide some relief to
businesses that cater to the salmon anglers. According to DFG economist
Terry Tillman, the 10-day ocean salmon sport fishing season could boost
economic output by $2 million statewide. Locally, in Humboldt and Del Norte
counties, the season could contribute an additional $370,000 to total
economic output for the region.
The 2009-2010 Freshwater and Ocean Sport Fishing Supplement, published by
DFG, lists all current regulations and restrictions. The supplement is
available at sport fishing licenses dealers, DFG offices and online at
www.dfg.ca.gov/regulations. Anglers may also call the Ocean Salmon Hotline
at (707) 576-3429 for additional information.

 Salmon news and related information compiled by DFG is online at:


Byron Leydecker, JcT

Chair, Friends of Trinity River

PO Box 2327

Mill Valley, CA 94942-2327

415 383 4810 land

415 519 4810 cell

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