Groundfish harvest specifications and management measures for 2021-2022

In June 2019 the Council adopted a schedule for developing harvest specifications and management measures for 2021-2022 groundfish fisheries. The process accommodates several steps, including peer review of data and analyses used for management decision-making; preparation of an analytical document as required by law; constituent meetings sponsored by state agencies to solicit public input on preferred […]

2019-2020 current salmon season management

The current salmon season (May 1, 2019-April 30, 2020 management measures are available in Preseason Report III: Council-Adopted Management Measures and Environmental Assessment Part 3 for 2019 Ocean Salmon Fishery Regulations. The links below provide access to the management measures for specific sectors. Commercial troll management measures Tribal management measures Recreational management measures Other sources of […]

Groundfish harvest specifications and management measures for 2019-2020

The Council recommended a number of changes during the development of the 2019-2020 harvest specifications and management measures. Regulatory amendments were made to change the default harvest control rules for lingcod north and south of 40°10’ N lat., California scorpionfish south of Pt. Conception at 34°27’ N lat., and yelloweye rockfish.  New management measures include: new salmon […]

2017-2018 harvest specifications and management measures (including Amendment 27)

The Council recommended changes to the FMP during the development of the 2017-2018 harvest specifications and management measures. Amendment 27 FMP reclassified big skate from an ecosystem component species to “in the fishery,” list deacon rockfish in Table 3-1, and revised Chapter 5.5 to describe a new inseason process in California. The new inseason process […]

Groundfish biennial and annual harvest specifications, 2003-2016

2015-2016 biennium Final Environmental Impact Statement for 2015-2016 groundfish harvest specifications and management measures including Amendment 24 (January 2015) Final rule (80 FR 12567, February 10, 2015) 2013-2014 biennium Final Environmental Impact Statement for 2013-2014 groundfish harvest specifications and management measures and Amendment 21-2 including appendices (September 2012) Final rule (78 FR 579 January 3, […]