The List of Agreed Fisheries (aka LOAF) was published by WDFW today. This marks the end of the North of Falcon process for the year. A cursory review of this document seems consistent with prior releases from the recent season setting process.
We’ll be digging into this a bit deeper — as our first cursory look doesn’t locate any provisions for In-Season Updates (ISU) in Marine Areas should Coho returns to the Stilliquamish and Skagit substantially exceed forecasts. More on this after a more thorough review of the document.
Until then, here’s the document in all it’s glory: 2017-18 LOAF
WFDF is opening area 9 for catch and release Chinook, do these numbers count against the catch and keep Quota? There isn’t much clarity
Page 27 of the LOAF is where the A9 recreational fisheries are listed, where are you seeing the C&R season you’re talking about? All the fisheries here have modeled impacts on ESA Chinook, even non-chinook retention periods like late August.