Category Archives: NPFMC

Modified Temporary Transfer Provision for IFQs

NMFS published the emergency rule for the modified temporary transfer provision for the halibut and sablefish IFQ fisheries making it effective June 25th. This liberalizes the transfers of IFQs for the 2020 season. Quota share holders that wish to use … Continue reading

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Rockfish Required Retention in Federal Waters

As a result of the North Pacific Council action taken in December of 2019, beginning March 23, 2020, NMFS has new rockfish retention requirements. This action contains two main provisions: requiring full retention and landing of rockfish by CVs using … Continue reading

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Pubic Outreach meeting on IFQ Program Amendments

In Kodiak during the NPFMC meeting a public outreach session will be held concurrent with the June meeting. The session will be Tuesday, June 5, from 5 pm-6:30 pm in the Pavilion Room, and will provide an open forum for stakeholders to give insight … Continue reading

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April NPFMC Newsletter

The April NPFMC Newsletter is out.   In April the NP Council took final action and created an annual renewal process for chart halibut permits (CHPs). The is meant to provide the Council with more information on the CHP program … Continue reading

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NMFS Alert to Pacific cod Fishermen

NMFS released this alert to Pacific cod fishermen warning of the 80% decrease in catch limits in the Gulf of Alaska for 2018 and how the cut affects various gear types.

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2018 Black Cod Almanac

View the 2018 Black Cod Almanac is here, and here are some highlights: -In 2017, 3,322 sablefish, 877 shortspine thornyhead, 9 Greenland turbot were tagged; plus 3 spiny dogfish with pop-off satellite tags. The greatest time at liberty for a … Continue reading

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GOA Specs

The NP Council set the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Specs this morning. Here are the Overfishing Level (OFL), Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC), and Total Allowable Catch for Pollock, Pacific cod, and Sablefish for 2018 and 2017 for comparison. The TAC … Continue reading

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