Harvest Specifications, Regulations, and Seasons: Upcoming (Next Management Cycle)

The Pacific Fishery Management Council develops and recommends harvest specifications and management measures to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Examples of a harvest specification include annual catch limits for a species or species complex. Examples of management measures include cumulative landing limits for commercial fisheries, rockfish conservation area boundary adjustments, bag limits, and seasons.

If approved by NMFS, these harvest specifications and management measures typically become effective on January 1 of any given year (the beginning of the management cycle) and are in place for a two-year period, except as changed through inseason adjustments to management measures.

The Council will begin considerations for the 2021-2022 management cycle at their June 2019 Council meeting.

For more information, please contact Mr. John DeVore,  phone:  503–820–2413; email:  John.DeVore@noaa.gov.