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Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Logbook


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Interim Rule


This interim final rule creates a Federal requirement for vessels using trawl gear in the Pacific Coast Groundfish fishery to complete and submit the trawl logbook form. Historically, the states of Washington, Oregon, and California each administered state logbook form requirements. However, the California Fish and Game Commission repealed its trawl logbook reporting requirement, effective July 1, 2019. In order to not lose data reporting coverage from vessels in California, NMFS is implementing a Federal requirement for catcher vessels using trawl gear in the Pacific Coast Groundfish fishery Shorebased Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program to complete and submit logbook forms in the absence of similar state regulations. This rule is necessary to continue collection of data vital to coastwide management of the groundfish trawl fishery.

Supporting Materials


Groundfish Trawl Logbooks Rule

Public Notice: NMFS-SEA-19-19. For more information, contact: Groundfish…
July 03, 2019 -

Notice of Recent Action on Groundfish Trawl Logbooks

Public Notice: NMFS-SEA-19-18. For more information, contact: Groundfish…
June 24, 2019 -

Groundfish Trawl Logbook

Public Notice: NMFS-SEA-19-03. For information, contact: Keeley Kent (206)…
February 19, 2019 -

Last updated on 01/08/2020