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Request for Comments, Proposed Rule for 2020 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for Pacific Whiting, Cowcod, and Shortbelly Rockfish

April 16, 2020

NMFS-SEA-20-12. For more information, contact Stacey Miller: Stacey.Miller@noaa.gov, (503) 231-6290.

NOAA Fisheries announces the proposed rule for 2020 harvest specifications and management measures for Pacific whiting, cowcod and shortbelly rockfish.  The proposed rule is available for review.  Public comments on the proposed rule must be received by May 4, 2020.  

This rule proposes 2020 harvest specifications for Pacific whiting including the U.S. and coastwide Total Allowable Catch (TAC), the 2020 tribal allocation for the Pacific whiting fishery, allocations for three commercial whiting sectors, and set-asides for Pacific whiting research and incidental mortality in other fisheries.  The proposed rule would also adjust the 2020 harvest specifications for shortbelly rockfish and cowcod.  

Please see the NOAA Fisheries webpage for additional details and other supporting information. 

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on April 17, 2020