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…

 

May 302018
 

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is requesting industry assistance to minimize sablefish bycatch in the at-sea whiting fishery. Areas north of 36° N. latitude are at greater than half of their set aside for 2018. The current set aside is 50 metric tons (mt), and the at-sea sector has landed ~ 26 mt of sablefish.

Please see here or here for further details.

Announcement # NMFS-SEA-18-11

May 142018
 

NMFS has released the 2018 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 15th, 2018 (Link).

Jan 232018
 

The Apex reporting system was recently upgraded and redesigned. You can view the reports using the ‘APEX Reporting System’ links in the quick links section or in the data menu. You can also click this link to be taken there. Please contact PacFIN staff if you have any questions or concerns about the reports.

Jan 052018
 

On December 28th, 2017 software on the PacFIN servers was upgraded. Please let us know if you detect any issues or have questions.

Dec 202017
 

The PacFIN servers will be undergoing system maintenance and upgrades on December 28th. Servers will be taken offline around 3 AM PST and work is expected to be done by 2 PM PST. During this time our main webpage will be available, but the database, Answers and APEX will be unavailable. We will send out an email once the maintenance and upgrades have been completed.

After completion of the upgrades please inform us if you experience any unexpected behavior from any of the systems.