Amendment 28 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan


Fishing Type
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Gretchen Hanshew, Fisheries Management Specialist, (206) 526-6147


Amendment 28 would change bottom trawl fishing closures to minimize adverse effects of fishing to Pacific Coast groundfish essential fish habitat (EFH), re-open historically important fishing grounds to bottom trawling, and prohibit fishing with bottom-contacting gear in deep waters off California to protect deep-water habitats, including deep-sea corals. This proposal provides an opportunity for public comment before implementation of any part of this rule


Supporting Geo-Spatial Information

The following supporting materials are for users wanting to visualize or plot associated geo-spatial information associated with Amendment 28 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan.

Data points for latitude and longitude coordinates of EFH conservation areas are available in additional formats. These files include all EFH conservation areas, some of which are proposed to be modified or added by Amendment 28.


Request for Comments, Proposed Rule for Groundfish Fishery Management Plan Amendment 28 Implementing Regulations

Public notice: NMFS-SEA-19-22 For Information Contact: Gretchen Hanshew (206) 526-6147
August 14, 2019 -

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 10/24/2019