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
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 trip limits and rca boundaries_07-25-2014.pdf
07/25/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-20: NOAA Fisheries announces inseason increases to sablefish trip limits, effective July 25, 2014
05/20/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-19: NOAA Fisheries announces various additions to quota share accounts and vessel accounts in the shorebased IFQ program, on or before May 30, 2014
05/13/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-18: Correction to the trawl rockfish conservation areas boundaries, effective May 13, 2014
05/13/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-17: NOAA Fisheries announces the final Pacific whiting harvest specifications and allocations for 2014
05/06/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-16: Economic Data Collection forms for the 2013 trawl rationalization program can now be completed online
04/17/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-15: Changes to the Boundaries of the Trawl Rockfish Conservation Area
04/15/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-14: Pacific Whiting Treaty Joint Management Committee Meeting May 12-13, 2014
04/09/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-13: Halibut Retention in Sablefish Primary Fishery Effective
03/20/2014 Revised Compliance Guide for Cost Recovery in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program
03/20/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-12: Announcing cost recovery clarifications and availability of an annual report
03/19/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-11: Proposed rule for changes to chafing gear regulations for midwater trawl gear; public comment period closes April 18, 2014
03/06/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-10: Announcing a correction to the PIE 2 final rule, effective immediately
03/04/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-09: Announcing a meeting of the Pacific Whiting Treaty Joint Management Committee on March 18-20, 2014; Draft agenda attached
03/03/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-08: Proposed rule for the Tribal Pacific whiting fishery is available for public comment through March 31, 2014
02/25/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-07: A Draft Environmental Assessment on the Area 2A Catch Sharing Plan for Pacific Halibut is available for public comment through February 28, 2014
02/19/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-06: Proposed Rule to Modify Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Regulations Pertaining to Certified Observers and Catch Monitors; Public Comment Period Ends March 21, 2014
02/07/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-05: Information on changes to the Area 2A Pacific halibut licensing
02/07/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-03: NOAA Fisheries notifies the public of a notice of appeal being filed by the plaintiffs in the Pacific Dawn II litigation