Jan 192013

Thank you for visiting the website.

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 182015

After a series of internal database upgrades, we have also updated our website. While you can still connect to the legacy reports through the data menu, we highly encourage you to explore the APEX reporting system. The reports in APEX are dynamic, use data after area and species composition ratios have been applied, allow the use of prompts, and allow you to download data as a csv file or an Excel spread sheet. Please see the guide for instruction on the use of the APEX reports.

If you cannot obtain the data you need from the APEX system please contact PacFIN staff to discuss your needs and how we can meet them.

Sep 172015

A non-confidential version of the whiting report is now available on the data menu as a pdf file. This report summarizes the commercial at-sea and mid-water trawl landings. When fewer than 3 vessels or dealers report landings the data is withheld to protect privacy. The report is updated daily during the week.

Sep 092015

The PacFIN reporting system has been updated using an interactive format. The source tables for the reports have been updated from the raw fish ticket data, to the processed data where area and species compositions have been applied. Applying the composition samples returns our best estimates of catch and location of catch for the landed fish. Please view the new report from the Data menu -> APEX Reporting System. Alternatively you can follow this link. For step by step instruction on the use of the reporting system please see the following documentation.

The data presented by the public reporting system is non-confidential, so if fewer than 3 dealers or vessels report catch, the data is moved into a confidential category, where the pounds and values of the category are reported but the component species of the category are not. Confidentiality is applied by agency, time period, and species. For example, if California, Oregon, and Washington all have reported catches for species A in a year, but the data from California is confidential, then the coast wide sum of species A only includes Oregon and Washington data. The California data for that time period will be moved into the confidential category and the coast wide sum will be marked to indicate that some of the data has been excluded for confidentiality reasons.