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2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Specifications for Pacific Mackerel


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Comments Close
Point of Contact
Taylor Debevec, (562) 619-2052,


NOAA Fisheries has proposed annual harvest specifications and management measures for Pacific mackerel for the fishing years: July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022, and July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. 

The proposed harvest guideline and annual catch target for the 2021-2022 fishing season are 8,323 metric tons (mt) and 7,323 mt, respectively. The proposed harvest guideline and annual catch target for the 2022-2023 fishing season are 5,822 mt and 4,822 mt, respectively. If the fishery attains the annual catch target in either fishing season, the directed fishery will close, reserving the 1,000-mt difference between the harvest guideline and annual catch target as a set-aside for incidental landings in other Coastal Pelagic Species fisheries and other sources of mortality.

This proposed action is intended to conserve and manage the Pacific mackerel stock off the U.S. West Coast.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 09/07/2021