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Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

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Proposed Rule to Delay Implementation of West Coast Groundfish Electronic Monitoring Program

Proposed rule for Electronic Monitoring (EM) Program for the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Rationalization Program.
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Published
08/28/2020

Regulatory Revisions to Vessel Movement, Monitoring, and Declaration Management for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery

NOAA Fisheries proposes revisions to reporting and monitoring provisions for vessels participating in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery.
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Published
10/10/2019

Emergency Action to Temporarily Extend the 2021 Sablefish Primary Fishery

Provide operational flexibility for vessels in the sablefish primary fishery to fully harvest their catch limits despite high economic uncertainty in 2021
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Effective
10/29/2021

Emergency Action to Temporarily Remove Seasonal Processing Limitations for Pacific Whiting Motherships and Catcher-Processors

Emergency Rule, effective October 25, 2021,  to temporarily allow at-sea Pacific whiting processing vessels to operate as both a mothership (MS) and a catcher-processor (C/P) during the 2021 Pacific whiting fishery.
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Published
10/25/2021

Salmon Bycatch Minimization Measures for the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery

Salmon bycatch minimization measures to minimize incidental take of Endangered Species Act-listed salmon by vessels in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery. 
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Published
02/23/2021
Effective
12/23/2020

Amendment 21-4 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

Final rule for Amendment 21-4, implementing changes to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch Share Program, which established an individual fishing quota system for vessels catching groundfish with trawl gear.
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Effective
01/16/2020
Effective
01/02/2020

Amendment 28 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan

NOAA Fisheries publishes a final rule on November 19, 2019 (84 FR 63966) implementing changes to area closures for commercial vessels fishing in federal waters off Washington, Oregon, and California, effective January 1, 2020.
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Published
11/19/2019

Fisheries off West Coast States; Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery; Electronic Monitoring Program

NOAA Fisheries has issued a final rule that makes electronic monitoring (EM) an option for midwater trawl vessels in the Pacific whiting fishery and fixed gear vessels in the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery beginning in 2021 (but delayed)
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Effective
07/29/2019
Effective
01/01/2019
Effective
02/07/2018

Fisheries Off West Coast States; Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1; Amendments to the Fishery Management Plans for Coastal Pelagic Species,

Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 1 (CEBA 1) amends the Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Council's) four fishery management plans (FMPs): the Coastal Pelagic Species (CPS) FMP, the Pacific Coast Groundfish FMP, the FMP for U.S. West Coast Highl
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Effective
05/04/2016

Fisheries Off West Coast States; List of Authorized Fisheries and Gear

This action updates the Federal list of authorized fisheries and gear issued under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA, at 16 U.S.C. 1855(a)). The List of Fisheries includes a description of fisheries allowed to operate in t
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Effective
01/22/2015

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 04/29/2022