Fishery Management Plan and Amendments: FMP: Amendment 21-1

Modification of the Intersector Allocation Amendment

Amendment 21-1 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan published July 2011:

  • clarifies that the Amendment 21 allocation percentages supersede the limited entry/open access allocations for certain groundfish species, and
  • revised the amount of bycatch quota pounds that will be issued for the shoreside trawl fishery to cover Pacific halibut mortality, to better match the objective specified in Amendment 21.

Amendment 21-1 Downloads

  • FINAL Environmental Assessment: “Trailing Actions for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program, Including: 1. Pacific Halibut Trawl Bycatch Mortality Limit (Amendment 21-1) and 2. Exemption From the Prohibition on Processing At Sea in the Shorebased IFQ Program” FINAL Environmental Assessment (October 2011)
  • August 8, 2011 Transmittal Letter to NMFS
  • Council-adopted amendment language for FMP Amendment 21-1, recommended for Secretary of Commerce approval
  • Draft Environmental Assessment: “Trailing Actions for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program, Including 1. Pacific Halibut Trawl Bycatch Mortality Limit (Amendment 21-1); 2. Exemption from the Prohibtion on Processing At Sea in the Shorebased IFQ Program, DRAFT Environmental Assessment”
  • Analytical Council Decision Document: “Trawl Rationalization-Issue: Severability of Whiting Mothership Catcher Vessel Endorsements/Catch History and Issue: Adaptive Management Program QP Pass-Through Council Decision Document”