The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces increases to the limited entry fixed gear and open access trip limits for vessels targeting sablefish both north of 36° N. latitude.
These adjustments were recommended to NMFS by the Pacific Fishery Management Council at its September 13-18, 2019, meeting in Boise, Idaho. The Federal Register notice implementing these adjustments is currently available to view. These adjustments are effective on October 21, 2019.
For more information contact: NMFS West Coast Region at 206-526-6140; Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at 360-902-2675 (commercial groundfish) or 360-249-2487 (Pacific Halibut or recreational groundfish); Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife at 541-867-4741; or the California Department of Fish and Wildlife at 707-441-5797 (Eureka), 650-631- 6789 (Belmont), 831-649-2804 (Monterey), 562-342-7111 (Los Alamitos).
Any discrepancies between this public notice and the Federal Register will be resolved in favor of the Federal Register.