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2019-2020 Biennial Harvest Specifications for Pacific Coast Groundfish


Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational, Subsistence
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule


This rule establishes the 2019-2020 harvest specifications and management measures for groundfish taken in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan. This final rule revises the management measures that are intended to keep the total catch of each groundfish stock or stock complex within the harvest specifications. These measures are intended to help prevent overfishing, rebuild overfished stocks, achieve optimum yield, and ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific information available.


Inseason Adjustments to Pacific Coast Groundfish Commercial Fisheries

Public Notice: NMFS-SEA-20-23. For information, contact Karen Palmigiano, karen.palmigiano@noaa.gov
July 20, 2020 -

Final Rule for 2019–2020 Pacific Coast Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures

Public Notice: NMFS-SEA-18-25. For information, contact: Keeley Kent (206) 526-4655, Permits Branch (206) 526-4353.
December 12, 2018 -

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 12/19/2023