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…


Sep 152017

Effective noon on September, 15th, the National Marine Fisheries Service is reapportioning 41,000 mt from the Pacific whiting tribal allocation to the commercial sectors (see announcement or website). The new allocations are

  • Tribal:  36,251 mt
  • Catcher/processor:  137,252 mt
  • Mothership:  96,884 mt
  • Shorebased:  169,547 mt


Aug 312017

Effective August 30th at 8pm, the National Marine Fisheries Service has transfereed 47 mt of widow rockfish allocation from the mothership sector to the catcher/processor sector of the Pacific whiting fishery. The revised widow rockfish allocations for the Pacific Whiting fishery are:

  • Cather/Processor Sector        458.2 mt
  • Mothership Sector                   243.3 mt
  • Shorebased IFQ                       508.0 mt

Additional details will be available at http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov 

May 082017

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

  • Tribal Allocation:                                77,251 mt
  • Research and Bycatch set-aside:       1,500 mt
  • Harvest Guideline (HG):                362,682 mt

Allocation of the HG are as follows :

  • Catcher/Processor Coop Program:      123,312 mt (34%)
  • Mothership Coop Program:                   87,044 mt (24%)
  • Shorebased IFQ Program:                    152,327 mt (42%)

The final rule was published on May 8th, 2017 (Link).

Apr 192017

A report that shows the date of last upload, and the 90% completeness for fish ticket data is now available in the APEX reporting system. The report is called META001 and is located in the Metadata folder on the reporting tree. Currently data for each state agency is displayed. Additional data sources and reports will be added to the Metadata folder.

Link to the report

Apr 192017

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is looking for licensed limited entry bottom trawl vessel to participate in a study examining methods to minimize bycatch while fishing for chilipepper, widow and yellowtail rockfish north of 42 N latitude. Please see Link 1 or Link 2 for further details and contact information.