10/16/2015 ACTION NOTICE: Fishery managers of the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife have discussed the status of the commercial troll ocean Chinook salmon fishery within state waters (0-3 nautical miles) off the Chetco River at Brookings.
ACTION TAKEN: The commercial troll ocean Chinook salmon fishery within the Chetco River Terminal Area between Twin Rocks and the Oregon/California border will close to fishing effective 11:59PM on Saturday, October 17, 2015.
RATIONALE: The Chetco River Fall Chinook commercial troll season was scheduled to be open for the period of October 12 through the earlier of October 31 or a quota of 600 landed Chinook, with a single daily possession and landing limit of 20 Chinook. After the first four open days of fishing, 60% of the quota had been taken, with the most recent two fishing days accounting for 44% of the overall quota. At that rate, the quota is likely to be met sometime on Saturday. As usual, fishery managers will evaluate the total landings in the unexpected event that enough Chinook remain on the quota to reopen for another day.
Troll fishermen are reminded of the mandatory reporting within this fishery to 541-867-0300Call: 541-867-0300 ext. 252 within one hour of delivery or prior to transport away from the point of landing.