Groundfish Observer/Catch Monitor Provider Permit
A valid Observer/Catch Monitor Provider Permit is required to provide observers and/or catch monitors to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery.
An Observer/Catch Monitor Provider Permit Application Form must be completed and submitted to NOAA Fisheries at the address given to apply for a provider permit.
Fishery Type: Limited Access
Harvest Type: Commercial
Species Covered: Groundfish
Online Renewal: No
Logbook Requirements: Yes
Expiration Date: Annual, expires December 31. Applications may be submitted at any time, but for a permit to be effective on January 1 of the following year, the permit application must be submitted no later than October 31.
Fishing Area: EEZ off of Washington, Oregon, and California coasts
Observer/Catch Monitor Provider Permit Application Form (PDF, 9 pages). Expires June 30, 2024.
The West Coast Regional Office issues and renews permits. Regulations governing this fishery can be found at Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, Part 660, Subparts D and E.
West Coast Groundfish Fishing Permits
West Coast Regional Office
7600 Sand Point Way NE, Bldg. 1
Seattle, WA 98115-0070