Preseason planning of 2010 Washington State commercial and recreational salmon fisheries is underway. The process known as North of Falcon is a series of meetings where representatives from Tribal, State, NOAA Fisheries, Fishing Industry and general public work together in developing the fisheries for the year. Over the next two months Andy Whitener and Joseph Peters will be representing Squaxin Island Tribe at North of Falcon ensuring allocation and conservation needs of the Tribes local stocks are met.
For more information about North of Falcon go to Washington Fish and Wildlife web page ——-> North of Falcon Q&A.
Regional Chinook, coho and chum forecast have been developed for Washington State and as of February 12th, have been agreed to by Tribal and Washington State Fish and Wildlife policy representatives. Below are the agreed to 2010 Deep South Puget Sound salmon forecasts.