HMS SAFE Data Portal PacFIN data for the HMS SAFE is available through the HMS SAFE Portal hosted on the Pacific Fisheries Information Network (PacFIN) website. This HMS SAFE Portal, developed and maintained by PacFIN, provides a point of public access to HMS fisheries landings, revenues and participation data. This Portal supplements information provided here […]
Briefing on the 2022-2023 California Current Ecosystem Status Report Briefing on the Workplan for the Ecosystem and Climate Information Initiative
National Marine Fisheries Service has published the FEIS for this action, which is available on the Highly Migratory Species NEPA Documents webpage. See the HMS FMP Amendment 6 page for more information on this action. Notice of Availability.
Surface hook-and-line fishery for albacore This has been an economically valuable fishery for all three West Coast states for more than 100 years. The closure of West Coast canneries in the early 1980s led to precipitous drop in the number vessels landing albacore. In recent years landings have been concentrated in the Oregon ports of […]
The California Energy Commission will host a remote-only offshore wind energy workshop on March 3, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. The workshop will focus on Assembly Bill 525 (Chiu, Chapter 231, Statutes of 2021) and the requirement for the CEC to evaluate and quantify the maximum feasible capacity of offshore wind to achieve reliability, ratepayer, employment, and decarbonization […]
NOAA Fisheries announces the release of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, which includes an analysis of the potential short- and long-term impacts of the proposed action to authorize fishing with deep-set buoy gear (DSBG) in federal waters off the U.S. West Coast, on the human […]
Pacific-Wide Catch The data used in the graphs and summaries below use Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) public domain data, Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Tuna Fishery Yearbook annual catch estimates, and International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC) annual catch tables. Eastern Pacific Ocean Landings […]
The figures on this page present information on HMS landings over the last 10 years, or 2013 – 2022. Confidential data (less than 3 vessels or dealers) is excluded from the figures and any reported values. HMS landings and revenue compared to other species groups The graph below shows landings in metric tons and inflation-adjusted […]
The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will hold an online meeting of its Habitat Committee (HC) to consider information on marine planning and offshore development activities. This meeting is open to the public. The online meeting will be held Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, or until business for the day has been completed.
C.2 Situation Summary: Marine Planning Update (from March 2021 briefing book)
Purpose of the meeting
Representatives of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration will present information related to the identification of Aquaculture Opportunity Areas, and representatives of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Development will provide a presentation on identifying potential offshore wind energy sites. The HC and other Pacific Council advisory bodies will consider the information and will develop reports to the Pacific Council for its March 2021 meeting.
The HC may discuss other habitat-related issues related to the Pacific Council’s March meeting agenda, as necessary. A meeting agenda will be posted to the Pacific Council’s website in advance of the meeting.
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