Recent Groundfish Public Notices & Trip Limits

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Trip Limits and RCA Boundaries   (137 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.


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Recent Public Notices
05/05/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-12: Final Rule Regarding Scale Requirements in the Trawl Rationalization Program
05/04/2016 Compliance Guide; Prohibition on Directed Fishing for Unfished Forage Fish. Effective May 4, 2016
04/26/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-11: Pacific Whiting Treaty JMC Meeting Notice
04/06/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-10: Final rule regarding the 2016 Pacific halibut fisheries published on April 1, 2016
03/31/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-09: Answers to frequently asked questions about the limited entry fixed gear sablefish primary fishery, including 2016 tier limits
03/10/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-08: Interim 2016 Tribal Whiting Allocation proposed rule and request for comments
03/04/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-07: Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for gear changes in the Trawl Catch Share Program
02/25/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-06: Pacific Whiting Treaty Joint Management Committee Meeting March 16-18, 2016
02/24/2016 NMFS SEA 16-05: NMFS seeks pacific coast groundfish vessels for electronic monitoring exempted fishing permit project
02/17/2016 NMFS SEA 16-04: Scientific Review Group Meeting, February 23–25, 2016
02/02/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-03: Pacific Whiting Treaty teleconference briefing by joint technical committee for joint management committee
01/20/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-02: Announcing publication of a proposed rule and an open public comment period for changes to scale requirements in the Trawl Rationalization Program
01/05/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-01: The Pacific whiting joint technical committee will meet on January 13, 2016, in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
12/30/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-33: Groundfish Fisheries End of Year Notice and Changes for 2016
12/30/2015 Trip Limits and RCA Boundaries effective January 1, 2016
12/21/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-32: Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program - Year end and Gearing up for 2016
12/14/2015 Compliance Guide - General Provisions Affecting the Pacific Whiting IFQ Fishery
12/14/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-31: Announcing clarifications for vessels using midwater trawl gear in the Shorebased IFQ Program, effective January 13, 2016
11/25/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-30: Vessels fishing with midwater trawl gear in the Shorebased IFQ Program are prohibited from fishing shoreward of the 150 fm line, effective at noon, November 26, 2015
11/24/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-29: Higher than anticipated catch of canary rockfish in the Shorebased IFQ Program