Recent Groundfish Public Notices & Trip Limits

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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
05/12/2017 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
05/12/2017 NMFS-SEA-17-10: Inseason adjustment to incidental halibut retention in the sablefish primary fishery N. of Pt Chehalis; and changes to WA recreational management measures, effective May 11, 2017
05/08/2017 NMFS-SEA-17-09: 2017 Pacific whiting harvest specifications and tribal allocation
04/27/2017 NMFS-SEA-17-08: Trawl Rationalization Program – Shorebased IFQ Program: Additions to Quota Share Accounts and Vessel Accounts
04/18/2017 NMFS-SEA-17-07: NMFS Seeks Additional Pacific Coast Groundfish Vessels for Trawl Gear Exempted Fishing Permit Project
03/23/2017 NMFS-SEA-07-06: 2017 Tribal Whiting Allocation Proposed Rule and Request for Comments
02/03/2017 NMFS-SEA-17-05: 2017-2018 Harvest Specifications and Commercial and Recreational Management Measures Final Rule, Effective February 7, 2017, Revised February 9, 2017
01/24/2017 NMFS-SEA-17-04: Pacific Whiting Treaty JMC Meeting
01/19/2017 NMFS-SEA-17-03: Trawl Gear EFP Enrollment Notice Reminder
01/10/2017 NMFS-SEA-17-02: Pacific Whiting Treaty Scientific Review Group Meeting Notice
01/05/2017 NMFS-SEA-17-01: Trip Limit Tables for Commercial Fisheries in Period 1 (January-February), 2017
12/30/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-23: Trawl Gear EFP Enrollment Notice
12/21/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-22: Trawl End of Year Report
12/19/2016 Compliance guide for electronic fish tickets
12/19/2016 Compliance Guide - Joint Registration, the Limited exemption to the Own-Hold rules, and other measures
11/16/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-21: Joint Techical Committee Meeting, December 6, 2016
10/28/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-20: Proposed rule for 2017-2018 Pacific Coast groundfish harvest specifications and management measures and Amendment 27; public comment must be received by November 28, 2016
09/14/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-19: Reapportionment of Pacific Whiting Actual Notice
08/31/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-18: Inseason adjustments to commercial fishery management measures and a transfer of Pacific Ocean perch to the Mothership sector, effective September 1, 2016
07/05/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-17: Proposed Rule Published for Widow Rockfish Reallocation in the Individual Fishing Quota Fishery – Request for Comments