Highly Migratory Species: Exempted Fishing Permit Applications for Deep-Set Buoy Gear

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has suspended accepting new applications for exempted fishing permits (EFPs) to test deep-set buoy gear until the June 2019 Council meeting. At that time applications will be accepted in accordance with the procedures described in Council Operating Procedure 20 (COP 20). Applications for EFP activities other than testing deep-set buoy gear will be accepted for the June 2018 Council meeting. Applications for EFPs must be received before the advance briefing book public comment deadline for the applicable Council meeting.

Additional information

Applications may be submitted by mail, FedEx or other overnight service, or email but must be received by the applicable advanced briefing book deadline.

Mailing address:

Pacific Fishery Management Council
Attn: HMS EFP Application
7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101
Portland, OR 97220

Put “HMS EFP application” in the subject line

Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult with members of the Council’s Highly Migratory Management Team (HMSMT), Council staff, or National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) staff when preparing an application. The HMSMT roster lists contact information for its members. Dr. Kit Dahl is the point of contact for Council staff; phone: (503) 820-2422 (toll-free 1-866-806-7204). Mr. Chris Fanning is the point of contact at the NMFS West Coast Region; phone: (562) 980-4198.