NOAA Fisheries announces a change in the lingcod retention limit ratio in the salmon troll fishery north of 40°10’ N. lat. from a ratio of one lingcod per five Chinook salmon to a ratio of one lingcod per two Chinook salmon. The rules allowing a “plus one” lingcod in addition to the ratio, a ten lingcod per trip limit, and a 1,000 lbs/month limit remain in place.
This adjustment is effective on June 9, 2021, through the end of 2021, unless subsequently modified via the Federal Register.
This adjustment was recommended to NOAA Fisheries by the Pacific Fishery Management Council at its April 2021 meeting.
Please refer to the Federal Register notice for the specific regulatory changes.
Contact Gretchen Hanshew, Fishery Management Specialist, at (206) 526-6147.