Midwater Trawl Season Date Change

This rulemaking explores changes to the season opening date in the Shorebased IFQ Program for the midwater trawl fisheries targeting whiting and other non-whiting groundfish.

Chronology of Publications for the Rulemaking Revising Midwater Trawl Season Dates
04/09/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-10: Public notice and compliance guide for midwater trawl fishery season date change that is effective May 15, 2015
04/09/2015 Final EA for a season date change for the Shorebased IFQ Program midwater trawl fishery
04/09/2015 80FR19034: Final rule to open the annual midwater trawl fishery, part of the Shorebased IFQ Program, off Washington, Oregon and northern California on May 15, effective May 15, 2015
02/17/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-05: Announcing availability of a proposed rule for changes to the season opening date in midwater trawl fisheries
02/17/2015 80FR8280: Proposed rule for changes to the Pacific coast groundfish midwater trawl fishery season dates in the Shorebased IFQ Program; public comment period closes March 19, 2015