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.