Port Gamble FY 2022 Harvest Management and Hatchery Planning

Salmonid Hatcheries and Harvest Management

Harvest Management
Project ID22-PORT-01
Recovery DomainsPuget Sound
Start Date07/01/2024
End Date07/30/2025
Last Edited06/28/2023
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This project will support the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s (PGST) harvest management program. The natural resource director and finfish manager collaborates with other co-managers of fisheries in Hood Canal to provide sustainable harvest opportunities for PGST tribal members while protecting listed populations of Puget Sound Chinook, Hood Canal summer chum, and Puget Sound steelhead. The director oversees harvest management to ensure consistency with the conservation objectives in plans guiding harvest of Chinook, coho, and chum salmon. The finfish manager will participate in pre-season fisheries planning forums (i.e., North of Falcon, and Pacific Fisheries Management Council meetings) to exercise the Tribe’s co-management mandate. The finfish manager will also participate in pre-season and in-season management of Fraser River sockeye and pink salmon fisheries. The harvest management project scope also includes the development of annual fisheries agreements, updating recovery plans, and issuing both annual and in-season regulations. This will include annual fishery planning with WDFW, NOAA, NWIFC and Hood Canal Coordinating Council (HCCC) and associated technical and policy committees and groups. The Tribe has been developing a climate change vulnerability assessment which includes both harvest and hatchery management. The results of this assessment will develop recommendations that we will be incorporating into our harvest and hatchery programs. We will be defining adaptation strategies for potential restoration projects including riparian corridors, cold water refugia, and stream flow regulatory protections for our critical salmon streams.

This program will also fund planning and management of tribal hatchery programs producing coho and chum salmon. Implementing hatchery management plans in collaboration with other tribal and WDFW remains a particular focus to ensure plans provide treaty fishing opportunities, where feasible, and achieve recovery objectives under the ESA. The Tribe also participates in the Hood Canal steelhead supplementation project that is assessing the feasibility of using innovative hatchery practices in recovering populations in the South Fork Skokomish, Duckabush, and Dewatto Rivers. This project involves collaboration with other Hood Canal tribes, NMFS, Point No Point Treaty Council, Long Live the Kings, and the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group.

Project Benefit    

Our goal in Harvest management is to protect, restore and enhance the productivity, production, and diversity of PGST’s targeted fishery species with special attention to Summer Chum, Chinook salmon and winter Steelhead and their ecosystems. Harvest management is vital for all tribes and states to participate in. The process currently in place puts checks and balances on tribal and state commercial fisheries to ensure that fishing rights are preserved while meeting escapement and recovery goals. The tribal harvest management program is critical to protect, sustain, and recover salmon and steelhead fisheries. Without this program in place, harvest rates may be exploited to a rate where recovery may be unattainable.


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  • Worksite Identifier: 53401785
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Location Information

  • Basin: Puget Sound
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  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Puget Sound
  • Latitude: 47.8521284
  • Longitude: -122.564283


  • Hood Canal Summer-run Chum Salmon ESU
  • Puget Sound Steelhead DPS




  • D.0 Salmonid Hatcheries and Harvest ManagementY (Y/N)
    •      . . D.0.a Hatchery and harvest mgmt. funding .00
    •      . . D.0.b
      Complement habitat restoration project
    •      . . D.0.c
      Project Identified in a plan or watershed assessment.
    •      . . D.3 Harvest Management ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . D.3.a Harvest Management Funding
      •      . . . . D.3.b.1 Fishery EvaluationsY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . D.3.b.2 Number of fishery evaluations completed
      •      . . D.4 Hatchery Reform and AssessmentY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . D.4.a Hatchery assessment funding
        •      . . . . D.4.c.1 Hatchery reform development/implementationY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . D.4.c.2
            Record name of plan developed or implemented