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…


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.

Feb 062017

NOAA fisheries will publish harvest specifications and management measures in the Federal Register on February 7th, 2017. The final rule will be available at LINK. The rule goes into effect on February 7, 2017.


NOAA has also published a small entity compliance guide (LINK)

Jan 202017

NMFS is seeking federally licensed, limited entry bottom trawl vessels to take part in a study that seeks to minimize salmon bycatch in the shorebased IFQ fishery. Please see (link ) for further details on the study and requirements for participation.

If after reading the details of the study you are interested in participating or would like further information, please contact the the NMFS Permits Branch at (206) 526-4353 or the Oregon Trawl Commission at (541) 469-7830 no later than January 24, 2017.