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December 16, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Preliminary ocean salmon fisheries meetings for 2013

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Here is the preliminary 2013 Ocean Fishery Process Schedule by state Fish and Wildlife:

February 28: Ocean Salmon Industry Group unveil 2013 forecasts and Initial discussions of 2013 season options at Hallmark Resort Hotel in Newport, Oregon.

Late February: WDFW Public Meeting to unveil 2013 forecasts and fishing opportunities at WDFW HQ in Olympia.

March 6-11: Pacific Fishery Management Council to adopt initial 2013 ocean salmon options for public review at Hotel Murano in Tacoma.

Mid-March: Columbia River North of Falcon meeting, site TBD in Vancouver, WA.

March 13-14: North of Falcon I Public Meetings to discuss salmon season negotiations for Columbia River, Puget Sound, Willapa Bay, Grays Harbor, and ocean areas north of Cape Falcon, Oregon at Lacey Community Center in Lacey.

March 25: PFMC Public Salmon Fishing Season Options Hearing to take public input on 2013 season options site TBD at Coos Bay, Oregon.

March 27-28: Columbia River North of Falcon meetings at Embassy Suites in Lynnwood.

Apr. 6-11: PFMC meetings to adopt 2013 ocean salmon fishery regulations at Sheraton Airport in Portland, Oregon.

April 26: Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to adopt state water ocean salmon fishery regulations at ODFW HQ in Salem, Oregon.

June 6 or 7: if needed Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission to adopt Tillamook, Elk, and Chetco terminal area fishery regulations, site TBD at Tigard or Tualatin, Oregon.

(Photo by Mark Harrison, The Seattle Times staff photographer)

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