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, or Mark Helvey at 562-980-4000, in Long Beach, California.

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Recent Public Notices
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
11/18/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-28: Information on a new Seabird Avoidance Program that is effective December 18, 2015
11/13/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-27: Call for nominations to the Advisory Panel for the Pacific Whiting Treaty; nomination must be received by December 18, 2015
11/10/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-26: The Joint Technical Committee of the Pacific Whiting Treaty will meet on December 16, 2015 in Seattle, Washington
11/04/2015 Small Entity Compliance Guide explaining the process for divestiture of excess quota shares in the Shorebased IFQ Program, effective November 4, 2014
11/04/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-25: Announcing that the new process for divestiture of excess quota shares in the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery, effective November 4, 2015
10/29/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-24: Redistribution of darkblotched rockfish to the Mothership and Catcher/Processor Sectors, effective October 29, 2015
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
09/21/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-22: Announcing reapportionment of Pacific whiting, effective September 21, 2015
09/04/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-21: Proposed process for divestiture of excess quota shares in the IFQ Pacific Coast groundfish fishery, public comment period closes October 2, 2015
08/27/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-20: Proposed revisions to midwater trawl requirements, public comment period closes September 28, 2015