The Coho Salmon Management Plan (ODFW 1982) identified production goals and spawner escapement goals for wild coastal coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch). Because of a number of factors, including unfavorable marine survival, the production goals have never been realized and the escapement goals have seldom been achieved. Much new information is now available about the factors affecting production of coho salmon and the effects of natural weather cycles on salmon production. The interactions between freshwater and marine survival of coho salmon are of particular interest to the development of realistic production and escapement goals for wild fish.