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2022 Harvest Specifications for Pacific Whiting and 2022 Pacific Whiting Tribal Allocation


Fishing Type
Commercial, Subsistence
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Colin Sayre, (206) 526-4656 or colin.sayre@noaa.gov


NOAA Fisheries is announcing a final rule that implements the 2022 Pacific whiting harvest specifications and 2022 Pacific whiting tribal allocation. This final rule will implement the U.S. total allowable catch (TAC) for Pacific whiting of 402,646 mt. This TAC was developed by the Pacific Hake/Whiting Treaty Joint Management Committee (JMC) during their remote meeting March 01-03. This final rule also implements the 2022 tribal allocation of 17.5 percent of the U.S. TAC, allocations for three non-tribal commercial whiting sectors, and set-asides for research and incidental mortality of Pacific whiting, as shown in the tables below.

Tribal Allocation

70,463 mt

Research and Bycatch set-aside

750 mt

Harvest Guideline

331,433 mt

The Harvest Guideline is allocated among the non-tribal sectors as follows:


2022 Pacific whiting allocation (mt)

Catcher/Processor (C/P) Coop Program

112,687 (34%)

Mothership (MS) Coop Program

79,544 (24%)

Shorebased IFQ Program

139,202 (42%)

Background information can be found on the Pacific Hake/Whiting Treaty page.


Reapportionment of Tribal Pacific Whiting Allocation for 2022

Reapportioning of 40,000 mt of Pacific whiting, effective 3 PM (1500) PST, local time, on September 20, 2022, from the tribal allocation to the non-tribal commercial Pacific whiting fishery
September 20, 2022 -

Interim Allocations for the 2022 Pacific Whiting Fishery

For more information, contact Colin Sayre, at (206) 526-4656 or colin.sayre@noaa.gov.
May 09, 2022 -

Proposed Rule 2022 Harvest Specifications for Pacific Whiting and 2022 Interim Pacific Whiting Tribal Allocation

For more information, contact Colin Sayre, (206) 526-4656 or colin.sayre@noaa.gov.
April 11, 2022 -

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 06/02/2022