Control date: Highly Migratory Species

Date: March 9, 2000 Federal Register summary: “The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is developing a Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Highly Migratory Species (HMS) off the Pacific Coast that would place HMS species such as tuna, billfish, and sharks under Federal management. This document announces a control date of March 9, 2000, after which […]

Control date: Permitting in the open access fishery

Date: November 5, 1999 Federal Register summary: “The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is considering management measures to reduce harvest capacity in the open access portion of the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery in Federal waters off Washington, Oregon, and California. NMFS has previously made a similar announcement relating to the limited entry and recreational portions […]

Control date: Limiting participation by American Fisheries Act entities

Date: September 16, 1999 Federal Register summary: “This document announces a control date of September 16, 1999, after which vessels eligible for benefits under the American Fisheries Act (AFA) may be subject to restrictions on participation in the Pacific Coast groundfish fisheries. The intended effect of announcing this control date is to discourage speculative entry […]

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” […]

Control date: Harvest qualifications for trawl re-allocation and permit stacking

Date: April 9, 1998 Federal Register summary: “The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) is considering whether there is a   need to impose additional management measures to further limit harvest capacity or to allocate between or within the limited entry commercial and the recreational groundfish fisheries in the U.S. exclusive economic zone off the States of […]

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 […]