Recent Groundfish Public Notices & Trip Limits

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Trip Limits and RCA Boundaries   (86 kb) (a complete set of the most recent trip limit tables for commercial groundfish fisheries and boundaries of the trawl and non-trawl RCAs)

The public notices below announce changes in groundfish regulations. For more detailed information on these changes see the Federal Register. You may also contact Frank Lockhart at 206-526-6140, in Seattle, Washington, or Mark Helvey at 562-980-4000, in Long Beach, California.

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Recent Public Notices
03/11/2015 NFMS-SEA-15-08: A proposed rule for 2015 tribal allocation of Pacific whiting has published; public comment period closes April 9, 2015
03/10/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-07: Public notice and compliance guide for 2015-2016 harvest specifications and management measures, effective March 10, 2015
03/10/2015 trip limits and rca boundaries_03102015.pdf
03/04/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-06: Pacific Whiting Treaty JMC Meeting Notice for 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
01/21/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-04: Announcing a meeting of the Scientific Review Group of the Pacific whiting treaty on February 24-27, 2015
01/16/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-03: Announcing availability of a final Environmental Impact Statement
01/09/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-02: Announcing additional interim 2015 quota pounds available in the Trawl Rationalization Program in early January 2015
12/31/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-30: End of the year information for the limited entry fixed gear and open access fisheries, and information for the start of 2015
12/24/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-29: Trawl rationalization program - 2014 year-end and gearing up for 2015
12/23/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-28: Announcement of a meeting of the U.S. and Canada Pacific Whiting Agreement Joint Technical Committee January 13-14, 2015
12/04/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-27: Trawl rationalization program; chafing gear modifications, effective January 1, 2015
12/04/2014 Small Entity Compliance Guide explaining updated gear regulations in the groundfish fishery, including revisions to the chafing gear restrictions for midwater trawl, effective January 1, 2015
11/14/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-26: Announcing the December 4-5, 2014, meeting of the Pacific whiting Joint Technical Committee
11/13/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-25: Transfer of darkblotched rockfish to the catcher/processor sector of the Pacific whiting fishery, effective November 12, 2014
10/23/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-24: NOAA Fisheries announces reapportionment of the tribal allocation of Pacific whiting, effective October 23, 2014
10/17/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-23: Implementation of the Ocean Salmon Conservation Zone and Reapportionment of Darkblotched Rockfish between Catcher/Processor and Mothership Sectors, effective October 20, 2014
09/11/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-22: NOAA Fisheries announces the reapportionment of Pacific whiting, effective at noon on September 12, 2014
07/30/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-21: Announcement of a public meeting of the Pacific whiting Joint Management Committee and Management Strategy Evaluation Steering Committee teleconference on July 31, 2014
07/25/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-20: NOAA Fisheries announces inseason increases to sablefish trip limits, effective July 25, 2014