ACTION TAKEN: The commercial troll salmon fishery between the Oregon/California Border and Horse Mountain, California will close to all commercial troll salmon fishing effective 11:59 PM, Sunday, July 21. Vessels must land and deliver all catch within 24 hours of this closure.
RATIONALE: The fishery in this area opened on July 15 with a 20 Chinook per vessel daily landing and possession limit. Landings through Thursday, July 18 were estimated to total 1,371 out of the quota of 2,547 Chinook. Forecasting the catch for the next several days is complicated by increasing winds and rough seas for the next several days, but CDFW is estimating that a potential catch of just over 1,000 Chinook is possible through Sunday night. Managers are planning to meet again by conference call early next week to evaluate the status of the quota and whether any additional days might be opened.