Recent Groundfish Public Notices & Trip Limits

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Trip Limits and RCA Boundaries   (132 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
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
10/13/2015 trip limits and rca boundaries_10132015.pdf
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
08/27/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-19: Closure of incidental Pacific halibut retention in the sablefish primary fishery, effective September 1, 2015
08/14/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-18: Announcing inseason trip limit changes for commercial groundfish fisheries, effective August 14, 2015
07/15/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-17: Information regarding an upcoming public work session on July 29, 2015 for strategies to manage the impacts to salmon from groundfish fisheries
06/08/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-16: Call for nominations to the Advisory Panel and the Joint Management Committee for the Pacific Whiting Agreement
06/01/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-15: Big skate trip limit and sorting requirement for the Shorebased IFQ Program, and updated trip limit tables, effective June 1, 2015
05/22/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-14: Announcing additions of quota into accounts in the Shorebased IFQ Program, on or before May 26, 2015
05/13/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-13: Announcing final Pacific whiting harvest specifications and allocations for 2015, effective May 14, 2015
04/23/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-12: Meeting of the Joint Management Committee on May 6-7, 2015