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Fishery Disaster Determinations

West Coast Region

Below is a summary of fishery disaster determinations for the West Coast Region in chronological order. Click the name for additional information on each determination, including the disaster request, decision letter, press release, and funding authority. A full list of all fishery disaster determinations is also available.

   
   

3. West Coast Salmon, 1992-1994


Fishery/Area Affected:  West Coast Salmon (CA, OR, WA) Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:   N/A
Request Date:    N/A Request Letter:  N/A
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   5/25/1994 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Causes (El Niño, Drought, Flooding, Poor Ocean Conditions)
Determination Authority:  IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 102-396 Amount:   $15,700,000
Continued in: West Coast Salmon 1995

6. West Coast Salmon, 1995   (Continuation)


Continuation of: West Coast Salmon 1992-1994
Fishery/Area Affected:  West Coast Salmon (CA, OR, WA) Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. John A. Kitzhaber (OR) and Mike Lowry (WA)
Request Date:  6/27/1995 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   8/2/1995 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster (Environmental factors: drought, less than normal snow pack, flooding, poor ocean upwelling compounded by continuing effects of El Niño and years of drought.)
Determination Authority:  IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 102-396 Amount:   $13,000,000

10. West Coast Salmon, 1998


Fishery/Area Affected:  West Coast Salmon (CA, OR, WA) Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Gary Locke (WA)
Request Date:  4/23/1998 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   8/7/1998 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster (Environmental fluctuations including flooding, man-made causes, hydropower, agriculture, logging and urban development)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 105-18 Amount:   $11,000,000

13. West Coast Groundfish, 1999


Fishery/Area Affected:  West Coast Groundfish (CA, OR, WA) Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Gray Davis (CA); John A. Kitzhaber (OR); and Gary Locke (WA)
Request Date:  10/28/1999, 11/5/1999, 1/18/2000 Request Letter:  CA  OR
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   1/19/2000 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes; Sustained decline in recruitment
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter:  N/A
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 106-246 Amount:   $5,000,000

19. Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, 1999-2001


Fishery/Area Affected:  Fraser River Sockeye Salmon (WA) Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Gary Locke (WA); Gordon Adams, Vice Chair, Lummi Nation
Request Date:  7/3/2000, 9/28/2001 Request Letter:  WA  Lummi
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:  Approved Determination Date:  11/13/2002, 12/10/2002
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes Press Release:  N/A
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:   N/A
Continued in: Fraser River Sockeye Salmon 2007 and 2009

30. West Coast Salmon, 2005-2006


Fishery/Area Affected:  Klamath River Basin Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA), and Theodore Kulongoski (OR); Michael Delbar, Chairman, Mendocino Co. (CA)
Request Date: 5/10/2005, 4/5/2006 Request Letter:  '05  '06
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:  Approved Determination Date:  7/6/2006, 8/10/2006 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Causes (Drought, poor ocean conditions)
Determination Authority:  IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 110-28 Amount:   $60,400,000

36. West Coast Salmon, 2008


Fishery/Area Affected:    West Coast Salmon (CA, OR, WA) Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA), Theodore R. Kulongoski (OR), and Christine O. Gregoire (WA); Micah McCarty, Chairman, Makah Tribal Council
Request Date:  3/14/2008, 4/29/2008 Request Letter:  CA/OR/WA  Makah
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   4/30/2008 Press Release:   
Cause of Disaster:  Natural (Poor Ocean Conditions)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(b)
Determination Letter:   CA  OR  WA
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 110-246 Amount:   $170,000,000
Continued in: West Coast Salmon 2009, 2010 (CA) and 2010 (OR)

38. Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, 2007  (Continuation)


Continuation of: Fraser River Sockeye Salmon 1999-2001
Fishery/Area Affected:   Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Christine O. Gregoire (WA); Evelyn D. Jefferson, Chairwoman, Lummi Nation;  Micah McCarty, Chairman, Makah Tribal Council; M. Brian Cladoosby, Chairman, Swinomish Tribal Community;  Frances G. Charles, Chairwoman, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe; Mel Sheldon, Chairman, The Tulalip Tribe
Request Date:  10/16/2007, 4/29/2008, 5/6/2008, 5/6/2008, 5/14/2008, 9/4/2008
Request Letter:  Lummi  Makah  Elwha  Swinomish  Tulalip  WA
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   11/13/2008 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 110-329 Amount:   $2,000,000
Continued in: Fraser River Sockeye Salmon 2009

43. West Coast Salmon, 2009  (Continuation)


Continuation of: West Coast Salmon 2008
Fishery/Area Affected:   West Coast Salmon (CA, OR) Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA) and Theodore R. Kulongoski (OR)
Request Date:  4/21/2009 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:  Approved Determination Date:   4/30/2009 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural (Poor ocean conditions)
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 110-234 Amount:   (See West Coast Salmon 2008)
Continued in: West Coast Salmon 2010 (CA) and 2010 (OR)

47. Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, 2009  (Continuation)


Continuation of: Fraser River Sockeye Salmon 1999-2001 and 2007
Fishery/Area Affected:  Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Henry Cagey, Chairman, Lummi Nation (Chris Colte)
Request Date:  12/14/2009 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    5/27/2011 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:   N/A Amount:    N/A

50. West Coast Salmon, 2010 (California)  (Continuation)


Continuation of: West Coast Salmon 2008 and 2009
Fishery/Area Affected:  West Coast Salmon Region:   WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA)
Request Date:  6/8/2010 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:   9/2/2010 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 110-234 Amount:   $170,000,000
 (Cont'd from FY08/FY09)
Continued in: West Coast Salmon 2010 (OR)

53. West Coast Salmon, 2010 (Oregon)  (Continuation)


Continuation of: West Coast Salmon 2008, 2009, and 2010 (CA)
Fishery/Area Affected:  West Coast Salmon Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Theodore R. Kulongoski (OR)
Request Date:  10/26/2010 Request Letter: 
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    5/27/2011 Press Release:   N/A
Cause of Disaster:  Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a),  IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  PL 110-234 Amount:   $170,000,000
 (Cont'd from FY08/FY09)

63. Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, 2013 (Lummi Nation)


Fishery/Area Affected:  Fraser River Sockeye Salmon (WA) Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Chairman Tim Ballew II, Lummi Nation
Request Date:  10/28/2013 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:  Approved Determination Date:    1/14/2014 Press Release: 
Cause of Disaster:   Natural Disaster of Unknown Causes
Determination Authority:   MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:  N/A Amount:   N/A

65. Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, 2014 (Elwha, Makah, Swinomish Tribes)

Fishery/Area Affected:  Fraser River Sockeye Salmon Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Brian Cladoosby, Chairman, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community; Timothy J. Greene Sr., Chairman, Makah Tribal Council; Frances G. Charles, Chairwoman, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
Request Date:  1/13/2015, 1/20/2015, 2/25/2015
Request Letter:  Swinomish  Makah  Elwha
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:  Swinomish: Denied
Makah: Approved
Elwha: Approved
Determination Date:    1/18/2017 Press Release   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter:  Swinomish
Makah
Elwha
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

66. Washington Grays Harbor Coho Salmon Fishery, 2015 (Quinault Indian Nation)


Fishery/Area Affected:  Grays Harbor and Queets River Coho Salmon Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Fawn R. Sharp, President, Quinault Indian Nation
Request Date:  11/23/2015 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    1/18/2017 Press Release   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

67. California Dungeness Crab and Rock Crab, 2015-2016


Fishery/Area Affected:  California Dungeness Crab and Rock Crab 2015-2016 Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., (CA)
Request Date:  2/9/2016 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    1/18/2017 Press Release   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority: MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

68. Washington South Puget Sound Coho Salmon Fishery, 2015 (Squaxin Island, Port Gamble S'Klallam, and Jamestown S'Klallam Tribes)


Fishery/Area Affected:  South Puget Sound Coho Salmon Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Joseph C. Peters, Natural Resources Policy Representative, Squaxin Island Tribe; Mr. Jeremy Sullivan, Chairman, Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe; Mr. W. Ron Allen, Chairman/ CEO Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
Request Date:  5/9/2016, 6/22/2016, 7/5/2016,
Request Letter:    Squaxin   Port Gamble   Jamestown  
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    1/18/2017 Press Release   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter:  Squaxin
Port Gamble
Jamestown
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

69. Washington Dungeness Crab Fishery, 2015 (Quileute Tribe)


Fishery/Area Affected:  Dungeness Crab Fishery, Quileute Tribe Treaty Area Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Charles Woodruff, Chairman, Quileute Tribal Council
Request Date:  6/23/2016 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    1/18/2017 Press Release   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

70. California Klamath River Chinook Salmon Fishery, 2016 (Yurok Tribe)


Fishery/Area Affected:  Klamath River Commercial Fishery Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Thomas P. O'Rourke, Sr., Chairperson, Yurok Tribe
Request Date:  7/20/2016 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    1/18/2017 Press Release   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

71. Washington South Puget Sound Chinook, Coho, and Chum Salmon Fisheries, 2015 (Nisqually Tribe)


Fishery/Area Affected:  South Puget Sound Chinook, Coho, and Chum Fishery Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Farron McCloud, Chairman, Nisqually Indian Tribe
Request Date:  7/31/2016 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    1/18/2017 Press Release   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

72. Washington Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay Coho Salmon, 2015


Fishery/Area Affected:  Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay Coho Salmon Fisheries Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Jay Inslee (WA)
Request Date:  9/14/2016 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    1/18/2017 Press Release   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

73. Washington Ocean Salmon Troll Fishery, 2016


Fishery/Area Affected:  Ocean Salmon Troll Fishery Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Gov. Jay Inslee (WA)
Request Date:  9/14/2016 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:   Approved Determination Date:    1/18/2017 Press Release   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:  MSA 312(a), IFA 308(d) Determination Letter: 
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

75. Washington Hoh River Coho Salmon Fishery, 2015 (Hoh Tribe) *Pending*


Fishery/Area Affected:  Hoh River Coho Salmon Fishery Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Maria Lopez, Chairwoman, Hoh Tribal Council
Request Date:  7/27/2016 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:    Determination Date:     Press Release:   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:    Determination Letter:   
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

76. Washington Coho Salmon Fishery, 2015 (Stillaguamish Tribe) *Pending*


Fishery/Area Affected:  Washington Coho Salmon Fishery Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Shawn Yanity, Chairman, Stillaguamish Indian Tribe
Request Date:  2/10/2017 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:    Determination Date:     Press Release:   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:    Determination Letter:   
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

77. Washington Coho Salmon Fishery, 2015 (Nooksack Tribe) *Pending*


Fishery/Area Affected:  Washington Coho Salmon Fishery Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Katherine Canete, General Manager, Nooksack Indian Tribe
Request Date:  3/8/2017 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:    Determination Date:     Press Release:   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:    Determination Letter:   
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

78. California Chinook Salmon Fishery, 2016 and 2017 (Hoopa Valley Tribe) *Pending*


Fishery/Area Affected:  California Chinook Salmon Fishery Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Ryan Jackson, Chairman, Hoopa Valley Tribe
Request Date:  3/13/2017 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:    Determination Date:     Press Release:   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:    Determination Letter:   
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

79. Washington Coho and Pink Salmon Fisheries, 2015 (Muckleshoot Tribe) *Pending*


Fishery/Area Affected:  Washington Coho and Pink Salmon Fisheries Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Virginia Cross, Chairperson, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
Request Date:  4/4/2017 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:    Determination Date:     Press Release:   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:    Determination Letter:   
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

80. Washington Fall Coho Salmon Treaty Area Fishery, 2015 (Quileute Tribe) *Pending*


Fishery/Area Affected:  Washington Fall Coho Salmon Treaty Area Fishery Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Charles Woodruff, Chairman, Quileute Tribal Council
Request Date:  5/4/2017 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:    Determination Date:     Press Release:   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:    Determination Letter:   
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

81. California and Oregon Klamath River Salmon Fisheries, 2017 (Yurok Tribe) *Pending*


Fishery/Area Affected:  California and Oregon Klamath River Salmon Fisheries Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Thomas P. O’Rourke, Chairperson, Yurok Tribal Council
Request Date:  4/25/2017 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:    Determination Date:     Press Release:   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:    Determination Letter:   
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount:   

82. California and Oregon Chinook Ocean Salmon Fisheries, 2016-2017 *Pending*


Fishery/Area Affected:  California and Oregon Chinook Ocean Salmon Fisheries Region:  WCRO
Disaster Assistance Request
Requester:  Govs. Edmund G. Brown Jr. (CA) and Kate Brown (OR)
Request Date:  5/24/2017 Request Letter:   
Secretary of Commerce Determination
Determination:    Determination Date:     Press Release:   
Cause of Disaster:   
Determination Authority:    Determination Letter:   
Appropriation
Funding Authority:    Amount: