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…


Nov 242015

As of November 24th, 2.5 mt of the 43.3 mt allocation of canary rockfish remain available to shorebased IFQ fishers. Fishers are asked to avoid canary rockfish while management options are being reviewed.   Link

Nov 232015

Due to concerns about domoic acid, Washington is delaying the start of the commercial Dungeness crab season along the southern portion of its coast. Recent testing on the crabs have indicated they are safe to eat, but due to unsafe levels of domoic acid found in crabs in California and Oregon additional tests are being conducted along the southern Washington coast.   Link

Nov 202015

Due to unsafe levels of domoic acid, the opening of the Oregon commercial crab season has been delayed. The season typically opens on December 1st, but may be delayed due to crab quality or safety concerns. The recreational season remains open north of Heceta Head.  Link 1   Link 2

Nov 202015

The National Marine Fisheries Service published the final rule for the Seabird Avoidance Program on November 18th. The rule will be effective starting December 18, 2015. Link

Nov 092015

The start of the commercial Dungeness crab season has been delayed and the commercial rock crab season has been closed in California from Santa Barbara north to the Oregon border due to high level of the neurotoxin domoic acid in crab. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will work with the California Department of Public Health and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to continue to sample crab to determine when it is safe to reopen the fishery. Link 


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Nov 062015

The California Fish and Game Commission is delaying the opening of the recreational Dungeness Crab Season and is closing the recreational rock crab season in oceans water north of Ventura County due to high level of domoic acid. The opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season, which is scheduled to open on November 15th, is also expected to be delayed. Link


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