The National Marine Fisheries Service has released guides addressing new rules affecting sablefish. There are 2 guides that are linked to below.
The final rule on sablefish and groundfish harvest specifications are now available (Link). The rule includes modifications of current groundfish regulations and also establishes a requirement for electronic tickets in the sablefish fishery.
The nonconfidential whiting report is now available in APEX. The menu and quick links links have been updated to point to the new report. The new Whiting report automatically archives a report weekly and can be downloaded as a Excel file or a pdf.
The new report can be found by following the whiting report links or at link
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:
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.