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. 

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)