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Final Rule for 2021 Pacific Whiting Harvest Specifications and 2021 Pacific Whiting Tribal Allocation

June 23, 2021

For more information, contact Stacey Miller, stacey.miller@noaa.gov, (503) 231-6290.

NOAA Fisheries is announcing a final rule that implements the 2021 Pacific whiting harvest specifications and 2021 Pacific whiting tribal allocation.  

The final rule establishes the 2021 Pacific whiting coastwide TAC of 500,000 mt following requirements in the Pacific Whiting Act after the U.S. and Canada Pacific Whiting Treaty's Joint Management Committee did not reach an agreement on the 2021 Pacific whiting coastwide TAC. The final rule also establishes the U.S. TAC, the 2021 tribal allocation of 17.5 percent of the U.S.TAC, allocations for three commercial whiting sectors, and set-asides for research and incidental mortality of Pacific whiting as shown in the table below.  More information is available on our website.  

2021 Pacific Whiting Harvest Specifications (mt)



Tribal Allocation


Research and Incidental Mortality Set-Aside


Catcher/Processor (C/P) Coop Program


Mothership (MS) Coop Program


Shorebased IFQ Program


Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on June 23, 2021