Cost Recovery

Beginning January 10, 2014, NOAA Fisheries implemented a cost recovery porgram for the Pacific coast groundfish trawl rationalization program, as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.


Chris Biegel, Cost Recovery Coordinator,, (503) 231-6291



Payments required by the cost recovery program can be made via the website, at

Fish buyers in the Mothership Coop Program must submit an annual report to NOAA Fisheries each year by March 31, beginning in March 2015.


Chronology of Publications for Cost Recovery
12/30/2016 All Sector Recalculation final
12/29/2016 2017 Cost Recovery Fee Memo
06/10/2016 Trawl Rationalization Program Cost Recovery Annual Report: Fee Calculation for 2016 and Fishing Year 2015 Payments
12/21/2015 NMFS-SEA-15-32: Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program - Year end and Gearing up for 2016
12/24/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-29: Trawl rationalization program - 2014 year-end and gearing up for 2015
03/20/2014 Mothership Coop Program Cost Recovery - Form for Annual Report
03/20/2014 Revised Compliance Guide for Cost Recovery in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program
03/20/2014 NOAA Fisheries Annual Report for Cost Recovery in the Trawl Rationalization Program
03/20/2014 NMFS-SEA-14-12: Announcing cost recovery clarifications and availability of an annual report
01/07/2014 NMFS' presentation and outreach materials for the start of the cost recovery program in the trawl rationalization program, January 7, 2014
12/23/2013 Compliance Guide for Cost Recovery in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program
12/11/2013 78FR75268: NOAA Fisheries publishes a final rule implementing a cost recovery program for the trawl rationalization program, effective January 10, 2014
12/11/2013 NMFS-SEA-13-22: NOAA Fisheries issues a public notice announcing the start of cost recovery for the groundfish trawl rationalization program, beginning January 10, 2014
02/01/2013 Public Notice: Trawl Rationalization Program: Cost Recovery Proposed Rule - available for public comment
02/01/2013 78 FR 7371: Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery, Trawl Rationalization Program, Cost Recovery - Proposed Rule, Request for Comments