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 142016

On September 15th, 34,000 mt of Pacific whiting are being reallocated from the tribal allocation to commercial non-tribal commercial allocations. The revised allocations are as follows:

  • Catcher/processor:  114,149mt
  • Mothership:  80,575mt
  • Shorebased:  141,007mt
  • Tribal: 30,322 mt


Sep 022016

NOAA is proposing a rule to allow vessels in the Pacific whiting midwater trawl sector and vessels in the fixed gear individual fishing quota (IFQ) sector to use electronic monitoring in place of observers. Comments on the proposed rule are being accepted until October 6, 2016.

See link for details.

Sep 012016

NMFS is implementing an increase in black rockfish trip limits, a reduction in sablefish trip limits, and a transfer of POP from the scientific research sector to the at-sea mothership sector.

See link 1 or link 2 for details.

Jul 012016

NMFS announced a reduction in the sablefish trip limits for the open access and limited entry fixed gear fisheries starting in period 4. Period 4 begins July 1, 2016. Please see the following links for more information.

Link 1

Link 2

Jun 082016

PacFIN Explorer has been updated to allow nominal and actual species to be combined in analyses based on the comprehensive_ft dataset. Groundfish species are reported to PacFIN as nominal and dockside species composition samples are used to determine the actual composition of the nominal species. In some cases species composition samples are unavailable and the species remains as nominal. Combining nominal and actual species codes provides the best estimate of total landed weight.