2017-2018 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures Effective February 7th

A deckhand checks the trawl net aboard the FV ChellissaPhoto credit: Susan Chambers

NOAA Fisheries announces that the Pacific Coast groundfish 2017-2018 harvest specifications and management measures and Pacific Coast Fishery Management Plan Amendment 27 will publish in the Federal Register on February 7, 2017 and be effective February 7, 2017.

A small entity compliance guide with additional details on the rule will be distributed soon by NOAA Fisheries.

The final rule will be available here: http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/frn/groundfish_frns.html