Jan 192013

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The Pacific Fisheries Information Network (PacFIN) is a collaboration between member state and federal fishery agencies that supply the information needed to effectively manage fish stocks on the west coast of the United States. The data is stored, processed and disseminated by members of PacFIN staff. The member agencies include the Californian Department of Fish & Wildlife, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), and Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC). More…


Jul 012016

NMFS announced a reduction in the sablefish trip limits for the open access and limited entry fixed gear fisheries starting in period 4. Period 4 begins July 1, 2016. Please see the following links for more information.

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Jun 082016

PacFIN Explorer has been updated to allow nominal and actual species to be combined in analyses based on the comprehensive_ft dataset. Groundfish species are reported to PacFIN as nominal and dockside species composition samples are used to determine the actual composition of the nominal species. In some cases species composition samples are unavailable and the species remains as nominal. Combining nominal and actual species codes provides the best estimate of total landed weight.

Jun 012016

The PacFIN server migration has been completed. Please contact PacFIN staff if you are having any issues connecting to the database.

May 312016

The PacFIN database will be migrated to a new server on Wednesday, June 1st. We estimate that the database will be unavailable from 6 AM to 10 AM. During this time the PacFIN website will be available, but access to the database will be unavailable. Users accessing data through Answers, APEX or Explorer should not be impacted by the downtime.

May 122016

NMFS has released the 2016 harvest specifications and allocations for Pacific whiting.

  • Tribal Allocation:                               64,322 mt
  • Research and Bycatch set-aside:       1,500 mt
  • Harvest Guideline (HG):                    301,73 1 mt

Allocation of the HG are as follows :

  • Catcher/Processor Coop Program:      102,589 mt (34%)
  • Mothership Coop Program:                 72,415 mt (24%)
  • Shorebased IFQ Program:                  126,727.11 mt (42%)

The final rule will be published on May 16th, 2016 (Link).