Federal Register Notices

Groundfish
10/19/2017 82FR48656: Inseason Adjustments to sablefish trip limits, clarification of lingcod size limit in regs, and depth restrictions for California recreational - Effective October 19, 2017
10/04/2017 82FR46209: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding use and accumulation of Catcher Processor permits in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery. Comments must be received no later than November 3, 2017
09/27/2017 82FR44984: Notice of availability; request for comments Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan; Amendment 21-3; Trawl Rationalization Program RIN 0648-BG98
08/23/2017 82FR39977: Proposed Rule; Adjustments to the Pacific Sardine Harvest Guideline Control Rule; public comment period closes September 22, 2017
07/12/2017 82FR32175: Notice; call for nominations to Pacific Whiting Treaty Advisory Panel
07/07/2017 82FR31494: Inseason adjustments to lingcod trip limits and the non-trawl RCA, and transfer of POP and DKBL to the at-sea whiting fishery, effective July 3, 2017
06/20/2017 82FR28012: Correction to 2017 Pacific halibut fishery annual management measures for sport fishery dates in the Columbia River subarea in Area 2A, effective June 19, 2017
05/16/2017 82FR22428: Inseason adjustments to sablefish trip limits and to transfer Pacific Ocean perch to the at-sea Pacific whiting coops, effective May 12, 2017
05/11/2017 82FR21948: Inseason adjustment to incidental halibut retention in the sablefish primary fishery N. of Pt Chehalis; and WA recreational groundfish bag limit changes and removal of the 22 inch lingcod length requirement. Effective May 11, 2017
05/08/2017 82FR21317: Final Rule to Implement 2017 Tribal Whiting Allocation and Fishery Harvest Guideline for Non-tribal Fishery
04/20/2017 82FR18581: Final rule announcing approval of the Catch Sharing Plan and annual management measures for halibut fishing in Area 2A
04/13/2017 82FR17826: Information Collection Renewal, Vessel Monitoring Systems
03/23/2017 82FR14850: 2017 Tribal Whiting Allocation Proposed Rule and Request for Comments
03/17/2017 82FR14205: Notice of receipt of EFP application; public comments must be received by April 3, 2017
03/08/2017 82FR12922: Reapportionment of tribal Pacific whiting allocation at the end of 2016
02/23/2017 82FR11419: Proposal to approve changes to the Pacific halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A for 2017 fisheries; public comments must be received by March 15, 2017
02/07/2017 82FR9634: Final 2017-2018 groundfish harvest specifications and management measures, effective February 7, 2017
12/30/2016 81FR96437: Notice of receipt of EFP application; comments due by January 24, 2017
11/23/2016 81FR84419: New electronic fish ticket reporting requirements for sablefish landings, joint registration, and exemption to ownership limitations on sablefish permits. Effective December 23, 2016, electronic fish ticket requirements effective January 1, 2017.
10/28/2016 81FR75266: Proposed rule to establish 2017-2018 harvest specifications and management measures for Groundfish off of the West Coast. Comments must be received no later than November 28, 2016.
09/30/2016 81FR67287: Notice of availability of Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendment 27; comments must be received by November 29, 2016
09/30/2016 81FR67295: Notice of sub-loan repayment for the California pink shrimp buyback; fees will no longer be collected after August 31, 2016
09/06/2016 81FR61161: NOAA Fisheries proposed approval of a regulatory amendment to implement electronic monitoring for sectors of the limited entry trawl fishery. Proposed Rule. Comments due by October 6.
09/01/2016 81FR60288: Inseason Adjustments To Biennial Groundfish Management Measures
06/29/2016 81FR42295: Proposed Rule to Reallocate Widow Rockfish Quota Shares in the Individual Fishing Quota Fishery
06/28/2016 81FR41868: Inseason action to reduce trip limits in the limited entry fixed gear and open access sablefish daily trip limit fisheries beginning July 1, 2016
06/28/2016 81FR41930: Notice of proposed information collection for the trawl rationalization cost recovery program; comments must be received by Augusts 29, 2016
06/10/2016 81FR37575: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program Permit and License Information Collection
06/08/2016 81FR36806: Final rule to codify Court-ordered boundaries of Pacific coast tribal usual and accustomed fishing areas, effective June 8, 2016
06/01/2016 81FR34947: Proposed rule affecting commercial sablefish fisheries including electronic fish tickets, changes to ownership interest, and joint registration; public comments must be received by July 1, 2016
05/16/2016 81FR30203: Final rule; Annual specifications and management measures for the 2016 tribal and non-ribal fisheries for Pacific whiting, effective May 12, 2016
05/05/2016 81FR27006: Final Rule Regarding Scale Requirements in the Trawl Rationalization Program
04/04/2016 81FR19054: Final Rule; Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1, Fisheries Off West Coast States
03/28/2016 81FR17094: Inseason adjustment to incidental halibut retention in the sablefish primary fishery N. of Pt Chehalis
03/10/2016 81FR12676: Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; 2016 Tribal Fishery for Pacific Whiting
03/09/2016 81FR12473: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Region Federal Fisheries Permits - Northwest
03/07/2016 81FR11761: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Coast Groundfish Rationalization Sociocultural Study
03/03/2016 81FR11189: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement analyzing impacts of gear changes in the Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program, public comment period closes April 4, 2016
02/01/2016 81FR5102: NMFS & PFMC notice of intent to prepare EIS. Comments due March 2, 2016
01/19/2016 81FR2831: Proposed rule to revise scale requirements for processing vessels in the Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program, public comment period closes February 18, 2016
01/05/2016 81FR215: Proposed rule for comprehensive ecosystem-based amendment 1, amending several west coast fishery management plans; public comment period closes February 9, 2016
01/05/2016 81FR183: Reapportionment of tribal Pacific whiting allocation at the end of 2015
12/31/2015 80FR81773: Inseason adjustments to commercial Pacific coast fisheries off Washington, Oregon, and California, effective January 1, 2016
12/31/2015 80FR81808: Notice of 2016 Pacific coast groundfish cost recovery fee percentages and mothership pricing
12/14/2015 80FR77267: Clarifying regulatory requirements for vessels using midwater trawl gear in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Shorebased IFQ Program, effective January 13, 2016
12/11/2015 80FR76924: Notice of availability of Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1, comment period closes February 9, 2016
11/18/2015 80FR71975: Seabird Avoidance Program for the Pacific coast groundfish fishery, effective December 18, 2015
11/13/2015 80FR70187: Call for nominations to the Advisory Panel under the Pacific Whiting Treaty; nominations must be received by December 18, 2015
11/09/2015 80FR69138: Procedures for how divestiture and revocation of excess quota share will occur in the Pacific coast groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program, beginning in November 2015
11/03/2015 80FR67664: Redistribution of darkblotched rockfish to the Mothership and Catcher/Processor sectors, effective October 29, 2015
10/14/2015 80FR61765: Correcting amendment for recreational season dates for California scorpionfish
10/13/2015 80FR61318: Inseason adjustments to commercial Pacific coast groundfish fisheries off Washington, Oregon and California, including closure of the limited entry fixed gear and open access sablefish daily trip limit fisheries north of 36 degrees North latitude beginning November 1, 2015
09/02/2015 80FR53088: Proposed process for divestiture of excess quota shares in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery, public comment period closes October 2, 2015
08/27/2015 80FR52015: Proposed changes to midwater trawl requirements in the Pacific coast groundfish fishery; public comment period closes September 28, 2015
08/14/2015 80FR50212: Inseason adjustments to trip limits in the commercial groundfish fisheries, effective August 14, 2015
07/16/2015 80FR42087: Notice of a July 29, 2015 meeting regarding management of salmon bycatch in Pacific coast groundfish fisheries
06/08/2015 80FR32363: Call for nominations to the Advisory Panel and Joint Management Committee of the Pacific Whiting Treaty
06/05/2015 80FR32095: A change in the transceiver units that are approved for use in the Vessel Monitoring System,
06/04/2015 80FR31858: Inseason adjustments to fishery management measures in the Pacific coast groundfish fishery, effective June 1, 2015
05/14/2015 80FR27588: Annual harvest specifications and allocations for Pacific whiting for 2015, effective May 14, 2015
04/21/2015 80FR22270: Final rule establishing changes to the observer and catch monitor programs, effective May 21, 2015
04/09/2015 80FR19034: Final rule to open the annual midwater trawl fishery, part of the Shorebased IFQ Program, off Washington, Oregon and northern California on May 15, effective May 15, 2015
03/10/2015 80FR12611: Proposed tribal allocation for Pacific whiting in 2015; public comment period closes April 9, 2015
03/10/2015 80FR12567: Final harvest specifications and management measures for Pacific coast groundfish for 2015-2016 and FMP Amendment 24
03/03/2015 80FR11398: Notice of receipt of an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application in the Pacific coast groundfish fishery; public comment period closes March 18, 2015
02/17/2015 80FR8288: NOAA Fisheries is seeking an extension to an approved information collection for the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Economic Data Collection (0648-0618) under the Paperwork Reduction Act; public comment period closes March 19, 2015
02/17/2015 80FR8280: Proposed rule for changes to the Pacific coast groundfish midwater trawl fishery season dates in the Shorebased IFQ Program; public comment period closes March 19, 2015
02/10/2015 80FR7390: Announcing the automatic action to reapportion Pacific whiting at the end of 2014, effective October 20, 2014
01/16/2015 80FR2414: Notice of Availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement for 2015-2016 Pacific coast groundfish harvest specifications and management measures and Amendment 24
01/06/2015 80FR687: Proposed rule for 2015-2016 Pacific coast groundfish harvest specifications and management measures and FMP Amendment 24; public comment period closes January 26, 2015
12/30/2014 79FR78400: Notice of 2015 cost recovery fee percentages and mothership pricing
12/23/2014 79FR76914: NOAA Fisheries updates the list of authorized fisheries and gear off the West Coast, effective January 22, 2015
12/17/2014 79FR75130: Proposed information collection for West Coast Region fishing gear identification; public comment period closes February 17, 2015
12/17/2014 79FR75129: Proposed information collection for West Coast Region vessel identification; public comment period ends February 17, 2015
12/17/2014 79FR75070: Addressing two issues prior to January 1, 2015 to prevent interruption of ongoing fisheries and allow harvest of available groundfish given a delay in final implementation of the 2015-2016 biennial harvest specifications and management measures, effective December 17, 2014
12/02/2014 79FR71340: Changes to chafing gear regulations in the groundfish trawl fisheries, effective January 1, 2015
11/26/2014 79FR70497: Announcing availability of Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendment 24; public comment period closes January 26, 2015
11/20/2014 79 FR 69060: Completion of the transfer of darkblotched rockfish to the catcher/processor sector of the Pacific whiting fishery, effective November 20, 2014
11/12/2014 79FR67095: NOAA Fisheries transfers darkblotched rockfish to the catcher/processor sector of the Pacific whiting fishery, effective November 12, 2014
10/24/2014 79FR63622: Notice of availabitily of a draft Environmental Impacts Statement analyzing impacts of Pacific coast groundfish harvest specifications and management measures for 2015-2016 and beyond; public comment period closes December 8, 2014
10/10/2014 79FR61272: Proposed rule to revise Pacific coast groundfish regulations for the start of 2015 fisheries; public comment period closes November 10, 2014
09/09/2014 79FR53401: NOAA Fisheries proposes a seabird avoidance program in the Pacific coast groundfish fishery; public comment period closes October 9, 2014
08/07/2014 79FR46214: NOAA Fisheries proposes to update the list of authorized fisheries and gear (e.g. List of Fisheries) in the MSA; public comment period closes September 8, 2014
07/25/2014 79FR43272: NOAA Fisheries announces inseason adjustments to the sablefish trip limits in the limited entry fixed gear and open access fisheries, effective July 25, 2014
05/16/2014 79FR28455: Correction to the 2013-2014 Pacific coast groundfish fishery harvest specifications and management measures, effective May 16, 2014
05/13/2014 79FR27198: Final rule for the 2014 Pacific whiting fishery, including harvest levels and allocations; effective May 13, 2014
05/13/2014 79FR27196: Correction to the final rule announcing changes to the Pacific coast groundfish trawl Rockfish Conservation Area boundaries; effective May 13, 2014
04/17/2014 79FR21639: NOAA Fisheries announces change to the Pacific coast groundfish trawl Rockfish Conservation Area boundaries; effective April 17, 2014
04/09/2014 79FR19498: NOAA Fisheries announces inseason adjustments to the incidental Pacific halibut retention regulations for vessels fishing in the sablefish primary fishery, effective at noon on April 8, 2014
04/04/2014 79FR18876: Correction to the proposed rule for changes to chafing gear regulations for midwater trawl gear
04/04/2014 79FR18827: 2014 Final Catch Sharing Plan for Pacific halibut fisheries
03/19/2014 79FR15296: NOAA Fisheries proposes changes to chafing gear regulations for midwater trawl gear; public comment period closes April 18, 2014
03/05/2014 79FR12412: NOAA Fisheries is issuing a correction to the November 15, 2013 final rule, effective immediately
02/28/2014 79FR11385: Proposed rule for the 2014 Pacific whiting fishery, including harvest levels and allocations; public comment period closes March 31, 2014
02/19/2014 79FR9592: Proposed rule to revise Pacific coast groundfish regulations pertaining to certified catch monitors and certified observers required for vessels in various sectors of commercial groundfish fisheries; public comment period closes March 21, 2014
02/06/2014 79FR7156: NOAA Fisheries proposes to approve changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan for Area 2A off WA, OR, and CA
12/18/2013 78FR76570: NOAA Fisheries announces reapportionment of Pacific whiting from the tribal allocation to the non-tribal commercial fishery allocations, applying beginning September 18, 2013 until December 31, 2013
12/11/2013 78FR75268: NOAA Fisheries publishes a final rule implementing a cost recovery program for the trawl rationalization program, effective January 10, 2014
12/03/2013 78FR72586: NOAA Fisheries announces inseason adjustments to trip limits for sablefish and deeper nearshore rockfish in the commercial non-trawl fisheries, effective December 3, 2013
11/15/2013 78FR68764: NOAA Fisheries is revising the Pacific coast groundfish trawl rationalization program and clarifying groundfish regulations that affect the limited entry trawl and the limited entry fixed gear sectors; effective December 15, 2013
09/13/2013 78FR56641: NOAA Fisheries proposed changes to Pacific coast groundfish trawl rockfish conservation area boundaries; request for comments