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
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
06/30/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-16: Inseason revisions to sablefish trip limits in the limited entry fixed gear and open access daily trip limit fisheries, effective July 1, 2016
06/08/2016 Public Notice: NOAA Fisheries announces Court-ordered changes to Pacific coast treaty tribes' usual and accustomed fishing areas off the Washington coast, effective June 8, 2016
06/02/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-15: Shorebased IFQ Program; Additions to Vessel Accounts; Surplus Carryover
06/01/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-14: NMFS seeks public comments on a proposed rule for Sablefish Phase I measures; public comment must be received by July 1, 2016
05/12/2016 NMFS-SEA-16-13: Pacific whiting annual harvest specifications and allocations for 2016
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