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2023 Cost Recovery Fee Notice for the Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Point of Contact
Christopher Biegel, (206) 247-8252, christopher.biegel@noaa.gov


This action provides participants in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program with the 2023 cost recovery fee percentages and the average mothership (MS) price per pound to be used in the catcher/processor (C/P) coop program to calculate the fee amount for the upcoming calendar year. For the 2023 calendar year, NMFS announces the following fee percentages by sector specific program:

  • 3.0 percent for the Shorebased Individual Fishing Quota Program;
  • 0.1 percent for the C/P Co-op Program; and
  • 1.7 percent for the MS Co-op Program.

For 2023, the MS pricing to be used as a proxy by the C/P Co-op Program is $0.10/pound for Pacific whiting.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 12/12/2022