Groundfish FMP Amendment 14: Permit Stacking, Season Extension, and Other Modifications to the Limited Entry Fixed Gear Sablefish Fishery

The limited entry fixed gear stacking program for sablefish (a catch share program) was developed and implemented in a series of actions (see Section 2.0 of the 2014 program review for details). Starting in the 1980s, the fixed gear sablefish fishery was managed using seasons (the “directed” fishery eventually came to be called the “primary” […]

Early groundfish FMP and amendments (1982-2000)

The groundfish FMP was originally implemented in 1982. Amendments developed between then and 2000 are listed. Amendment 13 (2000): Incorporated Magnuson-Stevens Act provisions for bycatch. Amendment 12 (2000): Created a framework for rebuilding plan development and content. (Note: A court decision in August 2001 remanded portions of Amendment 12 to NMFS for changes. Amendments 16-1, […]

Amendment 13: Protection and rebuilding of Oregon coastal natural coho

The 13th amendment (January 1999) considered a change in the management of Oregon coastal natural coho salmon to utilize the most recent estimates of spawner escapements and abundance and to help ensure the protection and timely rebuilding of the stock.

CPS FMP Amendment 8: Convert Northern Anchovy Plan to CPS FMP

Amendment 8 added Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax), Pacific (chub) mackerel (Scomber japonicas), Jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus), and market squid (Loligo opalescens) to the fishery management unit, which covered northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax), and changed the name of the FMP to “the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan”. In addition, the FMP contains a system of “actively managed” […]

Amendment 12: Retention of salmon bycatch in trawl fisheries, management of ESA-listed species

This document presents and analyzes proposed amendments to both the salmon and Pacific Coast groundfish fishery management plans (FMPs). The 12th amendment involved three issues: retention of salmon bycatch in trawl fisheries, management objectives for species listed under the Endangered Species Act, and updating the salmon FMP with no change in management objectives. Download Amendment 12 (salmon […]

Amendment 11: Oregon coastal natural coho

The eleventh amendment (Dec. 1993) addresses the failure of the seventh amendment to correctly anticipate the persistent low Oregon coastal natural coho stock abundance and subsequent frequency of annual spawner goals below MSY, and allows the Council to avoid possible imbalances in recreational coho harvest allocation at low allowable harvest levels and the constant use […]

Amendment 10: Coho south of Cape Falcon, Klamath River Fall Chinook escapement goal, nontreaty catch allocation north of Cape Falcon

The 10th amendment to the Pacific Coast Ocean Salmon Fishery Management Plan considered four issues during the development of final Amendment 10. However, the Council’s recommended alternatives require amendment of the FMP for only three of the four issues. The Council recommended status quo for Issue 2 (modification of the Klamath River fall chinook spawning […]

Amendment 9: Klamath River Fall Chinook

The ninth amendment to the salmon fishery management plan addresses the following six issues: Klamath River fall chinook salmon escapement goal Harvest allocation for non-Indian fisheries north of Cape Falcon Inseason notice procedures Steelhead management intent Radio reporting requirements for commercial salmon fishermen Limitations for season opening and closing dates Download the Ninth Amendment to the […]

Amendment 8: habitat, temporary adjustments to fishery access

Download complete amendment (January 1988) Cover, table of contents, acronyms, and introduction Amendment issue 1 – Habitat Amendment issue 2 – Temporary adjustments for access to the fishery for vessels denied harvest opportunity by unsafe weather or ocean conditions Habitat appendix Appendix A – Environmental assessment Appendix B – Consistency with Federal and state coastal management programs Appendix C – […]