|Oregon Coast Notes|
|Fish and Wildlife Commission sets 2010 Oregon Coast ocean Salmon seasons|
by Our Oregon Coast
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted 2010 ocean salmon seasons for sport and commercial fisheries keeping with Pacific Fishery Management Council guidelines that were set April 15.
The PFMC approves salmon fishing regulations for ocean waters from three to 200 miles off shore. The Commission approves similar regulations for ocean waters extending three miles from the state’s shoreline.
From Cape Falcon, near Manzanita, south to the California border, PFMC adopted the first significant ocean fisheries for chinook salmon since 2007. However, the approved fisheries will still be restricted because stocks of Sacramento River chinook salmon continue to be weak for the third straight year.
PFMC approved a May 29 through Sept. 6 recreational season for chinook salmon, with fishing allowed for hatchery fin-clipped coho salmon from June 26 through Sept. 6, or until 26,000 coho are landed, whichever comes first