Public Notices

Limited Entry Trawl Fishery

10/17/2017 - NOAA-NMFS-2017-17-REVISED: Inseason adjustments to sablefish trip limits, clarification of lingcod size limits for Shorebased IFQ, and California recreational fishery depth restrictions, effective October 19, 2017 PDF 306 KB
07/05/2017 - NOAA-NMFS-17-13: Inseason adjustments to lingcod trip limits and the non-trawl RCA, and transfer of POP and DKBL to the at-sea whiting fishery, effective July 3, 2017 PDF 215 KB
05/12/2017 - NOAA-NMFS-17-11: Inseason adjustments to increase sablefish trip limits and transfer Pacific Ocean perch to the at-sea whiting fishery, effective May 12, 2017 PDF 172 KB
01/05/2017 - NMFS-SEA-17-01: Trip Limit Tables for Commercial Fisheries in Period 1 (January-February), 2017 PDF 1.54 MB
06/30/2016 - NMFS-SEA-16-16: Inseason revisions to sablefish trip limits in the limited entry fixed gear and open access daily trip limit fisheries, effective July 1, 2016 PDF 105 KB
12/30/2015 - Trip Limits and RCA Boundaries effective January 1, 2016 PDF 136 KB
10/14/2015 - NMFS-SEA-15-23: Announcing closure of the limited entry fixed gear and open access sablefish daily trip limit fisheries beginning November 1, 2015, and prohibition of Pacific halibut retention in the sablefish primary fishery PDF 122 KB
08/14/2015 - NMFS-SEA-15-18: Announcing inseason trip limit changes for commercial groundfish fisheries, effective August 14, 2015 PDF 144 KB
06/01/2015 - NMFS-SEA-15-15: Big skate trip limit and sorting requirement for the Shorebased IFQ Program, and updated trip limit tables, effective June 1, 2015 PDF 251 KB
07/25/2014 - NMFS-SEA-14-20: NOAA Fisheries announces inseason increases to sablefish trip limits, effective July 25, 2014 PDF 285 KB
12/31/2013 - NMFS-SEA-13-25: Distribution of the 2014 trip limit tables for limited entry fixed gear and open access gears, effective January 1, 2014 PDF 83 KB
12/03/2013 - NMFS-SEA-13-21: NOAA Fisheries announces inseason increases to trip limits for some species in the commercial non-trawl groundfish fishery, effective December 3, 2013 PDF 84 KB
11/15/2013 - NMFS-SEA-13-19: NOAA Fisheries announces revisions to the Pacific coast groundfish trawl rationalization program and clarifications to groundfish regulations that affect the limited entry trawl and the limited entry fixed gear sectors; effective December 15, 2013 PDF 143 KB
11/15/2013 - 78FR68764: NOAA Fisheries is revising the Pacific coast groundfish trawl rationalization program and clarifying groundfish regulations that affect the limited entry trawl and the limited entry fixed gear sectors; effective December 15, 2013 PDF 253 KB
08/12/2013 - NMFS-SEA-13-16: NMFS announces changes to commercial non-trawl groundfish trip limits, effective August 13, 2013 PDF 90 KB
07/19/2013 - NMFS-SEA-13-14: NMFS proposes revisions to the Pacific coast groundfish trawl rationalization program and clarifications to groundfish regulations that affect the limited entry trawl and the limited entry fixed gear sectors; request for comments PDF 134 KB
07/19/2013 - NMFS-SEA-13-14: NMFS proposes revisions to the Pacific coast groundfish trawl rationalization program and clarifications to groundfish regulations that affect the limited entry trawl and the limited entry fixed gear sectors; request for comments PDF 134 KB
07/19/2013 - 78FR43125: NMFS proposes revisions to the Pacific coast groundfish trawl rationalization program and clarifications to groundfish regulations that affect the limited entry trawl and the limited entry fixed gear sectors; request for comments PDF 329 KB
07/19/2013 - 78FR43125: NMFS proposes revisions to the Pacific coast groundfish trawl rationalization program and clarifications to groundfish regulations that affect the limited entry trawl and the limited entry fixed gear sectors; request for comments PDF 329 KB
01/03/2013 - 2013 Trip Limit Tables PDF 606 KB
10/17/2012 - Changes to management measures are being implemented in an Oct. 17, 2012, Federal Register notice (77FR63758) that will become effective Nov. 1, 2012. The Council recommended increased trip limits for commercial open access fixed gear sablefish fisheries south of 36° N. lat. The Council also recommended California Southern Management Area (SMA) Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) adjustments south of 34°27’ N. latitude. This public notice includes updated commercial trip limit tables for the rest of 2012. PDF 152 KB
08/20/2012 - Reminder to all Quota Share account holders of Sept. 1 transfer deadline; and inseason actions for limited entry fixed gear DTL fisheries: sablefish trip limit decreases North of 36° N. Lat., increases to bocaccio and shelf rockfish trip limits South of 34° 27’ N. lat. PDF 124 KB
12/27/2010 - Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. Interim Harvest Specifications and Trip Limit Tables for All Commercial Fisheries and Trawl Rationalization Program Implementation Measures PDF 150 KB
10/28/2010 - Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. Commercial trip limits for Jan. 1, 2011. Fishing in the limited entry trawl fishery will be prohibited beginning Jan. 1, 2011, until NOAA Fisheries completes all final steps necessary to implement the trawl rationalization program PDF 22 KB
10/28/2010 - Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. Commercial trip limits for Jan. 1, 2011. Fishing in the limited entry trawl fishery will be prohibited beginning Jan. 1, 2011, until NOAA Fisheries completes all final steps necessary to implement the trawl rationalization program PDF 22 KB
07/16/2010 - Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. Correction to the inseason changes to petrale sole trip limits in the limited entry bottom trawl fishery management measures that went into place July 1, 2010; Effective at 0001 hours local time on July 16, 2010 PDF 127 KB
12/23/2009 - Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. Changes to commercial trawl fishery management measures, effective Jan. 1, 2010; and 2010 trip limit tables, effective Jan. 1, 2010 PDF 116 KB
07/17/2009 - 74 FR 34712: List of limited entry trawl vessels issued Pacific whiting vessel licenses, 7/17/2009. PDF 52 KB
07/17/2009 - 74 FR 34712: List of limited entry trawl vessels issued Pacific whiting vessel licenses, 7/17/2009. PDF 52 KB
10/07/2008 - 73 FR 58499: Correction to limited entry trawl gear fishery management measures in Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery, 10/7/2008. PDF 764 KB
10/07/2008 - Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. Correction to Limited Entry trawl gear fishery management measures North of 40°10’ N. lat., effective Oct. 7, 2008 PDF 104 KB
10/07/2008 - Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. Correction to Limited Entry trawl gear fishery management measures North of 40°10’ N. lat., effective Oct. 7, 2008 PDF 104 KB
10/07/2008 - 73 FR 58499: Correction to limited entry trawl gear fishery management measures in Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery, 10/7/2008. PDF 764 KB
05/16/2008 - "This Public Notice corrects language describing the May 1 inseason changes to the Open Access Sablefish Daily Trip Limit (DTL) fishery that were published in the April 29, 2008 Public Notice. The Trip Limit Tables (Table 5 North and 5 South) in the April 29, 2008 public notice were correct and are unchanged via this correction. This error was isolated only to the April 29, 2008 Public Notice. Federal regulations for the Open Access fishery did not contain this error." PDF 104 KB
07/27/2007 - Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Correction to limited entry trawl trip limit tables PDF 51 KB
07/27/2007 - Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Correction to limited entry trawl trip limit tables PDF 51 KB
12/27/2005 - Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. Commercial Trip Limits for 2006. Proposed Rule for Management Measures in 2006. Lingcod Stock is Rebuilt PDF 141 KB
06/29/2005 - July Inseason Adjustment to 2005-2006 Groundfish Management Measures [Correction: The last paragraph on page two incorrectly references the area between 34°27’ N. lat. and U.S./Canada border. That paragraph is intended to reference the area between 34°27’ N. lat. and the U.S./Mexico border. The trip limit tables are correct.] PDF 146 KB
01/09/2004 - 69 FR 1563: Announcement of control date of Nov 6, 2003, for Pacific Coast groundfish limited entry trawl fishery IQ program; request for comments, 1/9/2004. PDF 31 KB
01/09/2004 - 69 FR 1563: Announcement of control date of Nov 6, 2003, for Pacific Coast groundfish limited entry trawl fishery IQ program; request for comments, 1/9/2004. PDF 31 KB
06/14/2002 - 67 FR 40870: Corrections to 2002 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery annual specifications and management measures and limited entry trawl trip limit table (67FR10490), 6/14/2002. PDF 142 KB
06/14/2002 - 67 FR 40870: Corrections to 2002 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery annual specifications and management measures and limited entry trawl trip limit table (67FR10490), 6/14/2002. PDF 142 KB
04/05/0018 - 69 FR 28086: Inseason adjustments to Pacific Coast limited entry trawl groundfish fishery, 5/18/2004. PDF 490 KB
04/05/0018 - 69 FR 28086: Inseason adjustments to Pacific Coast limited entry trawl groundfish fishery, 5/18/2004. PDF 490 KB