Oct 172017

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has announced multiple inseason adjustments for groundfish.

For commercial fisheries

  • The increases daily trip limits for limited entry fixed gear (LEFG) and open access (OA) sablefish north of 36° N lat
  • NMFS is clarying that the lingcod size limits south of 42° N lat. are 24 inches and north of 42° N lat the size limit is 22 inches for the shorebased IFQ fishery

For recreational fisheries

  • Higher than expected recreational harvest of yelloweye rockfish have resulted in NMFS implementing depth restrictions.

Please see the announcement for further details (website, document)