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 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).

Mar 312016

The sablefish primary season opens April 1st at noon. The 2016 tier limits in round weight are:

Tier 1 = 45,053 lbs

Tier 2 = 20,479 lbs

Tier 3 = 11,702 lbs


Please see the NMFS notice for additional details and answer to frequently asked questions.

Feb 132016

The NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, a partner of PacFIN, recently released a web based tool to help investigate the economic effects of the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program (IFQ) on communities and vessels. The initial report examines vessel level data and uses data from PacFin as well as from surveys. There are plans for subsequent reports and tools to further explore the data. See their webpage (Link) for further detail and updates.

Feb 052016

PacFIN Answers has been successfully upgraded to a new version. All shared and user files were copied over to the new system. Please let PacFIN staff know if you have any problems or questions about the new system.

PacFIN Answers is only available to users with confidential data access. Public users should access data through the APEX  reporting system.