Dec 132018
 

The final rule for West Coast groundfish harvest specifications and management measure has been released by NOAA Fisheries. For additional details please visit link or link .

Nov 292018
 

Server maintenance has been completed. Please contact staff if you have any questions or issues.

Thanks,

AKFIN, PacFIN and RecFIN staff

Nov 282018
 

The AKFIN, PacFIN and RecFIN databases will be taken offline around 7:00 AM PST on 11/29/2018 to perform server maintenance. We expect the system will be back up around 9:00 AM PST, but in the event of complications, the databases may not be up until noon.

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.

Sep 242018
 

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), in consultation with tribal fisheries managers, is moving 40,000 metric tons allocated to the tribal sector to the non-tribal commercial sector. The updated allocations are:

  • Tribal: 37,251 mt
  • Catcher/processor: 136,912 mt
  • Mothership: 96,644 mt
  • Shorebased: 169,127 mt

Please see link 1 or link 2 for further information.

Sep 112018
 

The National Marine Fisheries service (NMFS) is seeking comments on rule changes for bottom and midwater trawl gear for vessels participating in the trawl rationalization plan

The proposed changes would alter multiple restriction on net configuration, change gear location restrictions and alter regulations that affect operations on a single trip. The proposed changes can be found here and comments can be left here.