Inseason Adjustments to Pacific Coast Groundfish Commercial Fisheries

October 22, 2019

Public notice: NMFS-SEA-19-32
For Information Contact: Groundfish Branch (206) 526-6140

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 the full trip limit tables see: Trawl North, Trawl South, LEFG N of 40°10’ N. lat., LEFG S of 40°10’ N. lat., OAFG N. of 40°10’ N. lat., and OAFG S of 40°10’ N. lat.

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.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on October 30, 2019