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Pacific Coast Sablefish Electronic Fish Tickets


Profile drawing of a sablefish
Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule


This final rule revises fishery monitoring and equipment requirements for all commercial groundfish fisheries. In particular, it establishes a requirement for submitting electronic fish tickets (EFT) in the limited entry fixed gear fisheries and open access fisheries. This final rule also: revises administrative procedures for limited entry permits, providing greater flexibility and efficiencies for limited entry groundfish fishery participants; requires vessels registered to Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) to make an initial declaration report; and makes administrative changes and clarifying edits to improve consistency of the regulations with past Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) actions and with the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This action improves monitoring and administration of the limited entry sablefish primary fishery, and addresses unforeseen issues arising out of the evolution of commercial sablefish fisheries and subsequent regulations.


Proposed changes to commercial sablefish fishing regulations, including use of electronic fish tickets for all commercial sablefish landings

Public notice: NMFS-SEA-16-14. For more information, contact Gretchen Hanshew, (206) 526-6147, gretchen.hanshew@noaa.gov.
June 01, 2016 -

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 08/22/2023