This subpart implements the Fishery Management Plan for Commercial and Recreational Salmon Fisheries Off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California developed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. These regulations govern the management of West Coast salmon fisheries in the EEZ.

Terms Used In 50 CFR 660.401

  • Council: means the Pacific Fishery Management Council. See 50 CFR 660.402
  • Salmon: means any anadromous species of the family Salmonidae and genus Oncorhynchus, commonly known as Pacific salmon, including, but not limited to:

    Chinook (king) salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

    Coho (silver) salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch

    Pink (humpback) salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

    Chum (dog) salmon, Oncorhynchus keta

    Sockeye (red) salmon, Oncorhynchus nerka

    Steelhead (rainbow trout), Oncorhynchus mykiss

    Total length of salmon means the shortest distance between the tip of the snout or jaw (whichever extends furthest while the mouth is closed) and the tip of the longest lobe of the tail, without resort to any force or mutilation of the salmon other than fanning or swinging the tail. See 50 CFR 660.402