WILLAPA PLAN Option 2

WILLAPA PLAN Option 2

Synopsis: Differences from Option 1A are highlighted in red.

 

·         Decreased Chinook production at Nemah, increase Chum and coho

·         Increased streamside incubation boxes for chum

·         Time and area priorities per guidance

·         Commercial fisheries begin after Labor Day in 2M and 2N only, limited to 3 days per week between Labor Day and 9/14

·         Commercial fisheries begin 9/15 in remaining areas

·         Commercial limited to only 3 days per week in 2T and 2U beginning 9/15

·         No directed commercial chum fisheries until goal achieved, except 2M and 2N beginning 2018

 

 

 

Policy Component

Proposal

Species Priority

·         Chinook: Recreational priority with no commercial fishery through Labor Day weekend.

·         Coho, Chum: Commercial priority

Area Priority

·         Area 2T, 2U: Recreational priority with no commercial fishery through Sept. 14. Maximum of 3 commercial fishing days/week in remainder of season.

·         Areas 2M & 2N commercial priority with maximum of 3 commercial fishing days/week after Labor Day weekend through Sept. 14. After Sept. 14 scheduled to meet conservation objectives.

·         Areas 2P & 2R: Commercial fisheries after Sept. 14 scheduled to meet conservation objectives.

Chinook Primary Populations

Naselle River & North River

Hatchery Production

Hatchery

Chinook

Coho

Chum

Forks

3.2M

0.3M

0.3M

Nemah

0.5M      þÿ

0.4M

3.0M

Naselle

0.5M

1.4M

0.3M

Chum Streamside Incubation Boxes

400,000 (twice current level)

Chum Fishery Management

·         Areas 2T, 2U, 2R, 2P no commercial fisheries Oct. 15-31 until spawner goal achieved

·         Areas 2M, 2N commercial fisheries directed at returning Nemah Hatchery adult return no earlier than 2018.


Synopsis: Differences from Option 1A are highlighted in red.

 

  • Shift primary Chinook designation from Naselle River to Willapa River

  • Shift Chinook production from Forks Creek Hatchery to Naselle Hatchery

  • Decreased Chinook production at Nemah, increase Chum and coho

  • Increased streamside incubation boxes for chum

  • Time and area priorities per guidance

  • Commercial fisheries begin after Labor Day in 2M and 2N only, limited to 3 days per week between Labor Day and 9/14

  • Commercial fisheries begin 9/15 in remaining areas

  • Commercial limited to only 3 days per week in 2T and 2U beginning 9/15

  • No directed commercial chum fisheries until goal achieved, except 2M and 2N beginning 2018

 

 

 

Policy Component

Proposal

Species Priority

·         Chinook: Recreational priority with no commercial fishery through Labor Day weekend.

·         Coho, Chum: Commercial priority

Area Priority

·         Area 2T, 2U: Recreational priority with no commercial fishery through Sept. 14. Maximum of 3 commercial fishing days/week in remainder of season.

·         Areas 2M & 2N commercial priority with maximum of 3 commercial fishing days /week after Labor Day weekend through Sept. 14. After Sept. 14 scheduled to meet conservation objectives.

·         Areas 2P & 2R: Commercial fisheries after Sept. 14 scheduled to meet conservation objectives.

Chinook Primary Populations

Willapa River & North River

Hatchery Production

Hatchery

Chinook

Coho

Chum

Forks

0.4M

0.3M

0.3M

Nemah

0.5M

0.4M

3.0M

Naselle

3.3M

1.4M

0.3M

Chum Streamside Incubation Boxes

400,000 (twice current level)

Chum Fishery Management

·         Areas 2T, 2U, 2R, 2P no commercial fisheries Oct. 15-31 until spawner goal achieved

·         Areas 2M, 2N commercial fisheries directed at returning Nemah Hatchery adult return no earlier than 2018