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Sport Groundfish Estimates - Select Species

  • 2017 quota used through MAY (preliminary) (pdf) (1 page)

  • Estimates by species or species group, 2017 through MAY (preliminary) and the two prior years, monthly and cumulative (pdf) (3 pages)

 

Calculating Estimates

Estimates of fishery impacts are calculated differently depending on whether the quota is a state quota or a federal quota.

State sport quotas are used for greenlings, the "other nearshore rockfish" group and the "black rockfish-blue rockfish" group. Impacts consist of estimated landings taken by the ocean boat sport fishery.

Federal sport quotas are used for yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish, black rockfish and cabezon. Impacts consist of estimated landings and other fishery-related mortality in the sport fishery.

We calculate estimates by statistical month, so, for example, April 2, which is a Sunday, falls into the statistical month of March in 2017.

Sport groundfish impacts are tracked by weight. One metric ton = 2,204.6 pounds.

When a sport groundfish quota is reached or is projected to be reached, inseason adjustments may be made to sport fishing regulations in order to slow or stop fishing-related impacts on that species or species group.

 

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