NOAA is soliciting comments on HMS exempted fishing permit applications recommended by the PFMC

A Federal Register notice soliciting public comments on Highly Migratory Species (HMS) Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) applications recommended by the Pacific Fishery Management Council to NMFS published on August 28, 2017.

Comments will be accepted through September 27, 2017 via mail and via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Please visit for more information.

Also,​ please see ​NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region “Status of HMS Exempted Fishing Permits” webpage ​that contains​ archives all major documents and decisions regarding HMS EFP applications received by the Council and NOAA Fisheries

If you have further questions, please contact:  Chris Fanning, NMFS, West Coast Region, 562-980-4198.