Oct 092018

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced 4 changes to the groundfish fishery. They are

  1. an increase in sablefish trip limits for limited entry fixed gear north of  36° N latitude, and for open access fixed gear
  2. an increase in bocaccio trip limits for limited entry fixed gear between 40°10′ N latitude and 34°27′ N latitude 
  3. moving set-asides for Pacific Ocean Perch (POP) and darkblotched rockfish from incidental open access to the appropriate sectors to account for unforseen catch
  4. an increase in incidental halibut retention limits for the fixed gear limited entry sablefish primary fishery

Please see link 1 or link 2 for further information.