Final Rule for 2019–2020 Pacific Coast Groundfish Harvest Specifications and Management Measures

December 12, 2018

Public Notice: NMFS-SEA-18-25. For information, contact: Keeley Kent (206) 526-4655, Permits Branch (206) 526-4353.

NOAA Fisheries has announced new groundfish harvest specifications and management measures for 2019–2020 that will increase sustainable recreational and commercial fishing opportunities up and down the West Coast. These management measures include trip limits, season dates, bag limits, and depth limits to ensure the sustainable commercial and recreational harvest of these species. This rule is effective January 1, 2019.

To learn more about the new harvest specifications and management measures, please visit our website. The final rule and compliance guide explaining the changes from 2018 in plain language are available.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on January 06, 2020