Summaries of commercial fishery catch, revenue, and effort (PacFIN data)

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 […]

HMS recreational fisheries description and catch and effort

Washington recreational HMS fishery statistics are available from PSMFC through their Recreational Fisheries Information Network (RecFIN) website. RecFIN provides estimates based on field sampling of HMS catch and telephone survey for effort. While RecFIN also contains estimates for Oregon, ODFW’s Ocean Recreational Boat Survey (ORBS) data are used here given nuances in recreational fishery sector […]

HMS fishery descriptions

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 […]

California Energy Commission offshore wind energy workshop 3/3/22

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 […]

NMFS announces draft EIS available for deep-set buoy gear authorization, Amendment 6 to the HMS FMP

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 HMS catch

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 […]

Landings by Species

The figures on this page present information on HMS landings over the last 10 years, or 2014 – 2023. 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 […]