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Summary of Oregon Sardine Landings, 2008

At the November Pacific Fisheries Management Council meeting, the 2008 harvest guideline (HG) for Pacific sardines was established at 89,093 metric tons (mt) for the fishing year beginning January 1, 2008. Also, an incidental catch set aside of 10% (8,909 mt) of the HG was established to prevent premature closures of other coastal pelagic species (CPS) fisheries. Furthermore, incidental catch set aside amounts for each seasonal period were created based on historical landings of sardine catch in other CPS fisheries such as squid and anchovy. Therefore the directed sardine fishery will operate under an Adjusted Allocation of 80,184 mt (see table below).

If the incidental set aside is not fully attained or is exceeded in a given allocation period, the National Marine Fisheries Service may adjust the directed harvest allocation to account for the discrepancy for the next allocation period as an automatic action.

For example, if the directed commercial sardine harvest is attained and other CPS fisheries achieve their incidental set aside, retention of sardines may be prohibited. If a set aside amount is not used it may be rolled into the next seasonal period Adjusted Allocation. Please note that adjusted allocations in the table below are subject to change.

The Pacific sardine HG is allocated seasonally as follows:

  1. January 1, 35% of the HG to be allocated coast wide;
  2. July 1, 40% of the HG, plus any portion not harvested from the initial allocation, to be reallocated coast wide; and
  3. September 15, the remaining 25% of the HG, plus any portion not harvested from earlier allocations, to be reallocated coast wide.

 

Jan 1- June 30

July 1- Sept 14 Sept 15 – Dec 31 Total
Seasonal Allocation (mt) 31,183 35,637 22,273 89,093
>Set Aside (mt) 4,633 1,069 3,207 8,909
Pre-season Adjusted
Directed Allocation (mt)

26,550 34,568 19,066 80,184
Actual In-season
Directed Allocation (mt)
26,698 39,053 18,350 84,101
WA/OR/CA combined Total
Directed Landings
26,698 40,765 NA 67,463

Preliminary 2008 Oregon sardine landings. (Numbers are sardine weights and do not include other species weights landed.)

Weekly Summary of Oregon Sardine 2nd Allocation (Jul 1 - Sep 14) Landings 2008.

* Directed fishery closed Aug 8, 12:01AM

Week Ending Weekly Total (mt) Cumulative (mt)
7/6/2008 2,842 2,842
7/13/2008 293 3,135
7/20/2008 3,095 6,230
7/27/2008 3,461 9,691
8/3/2008 4,200 13,891
8/10/08 2,274 16,165

Weekly Summary of Oregon Sardine 3rd Allocation (Sep 15 - Dec 31) Landings 2008.

*Directed fishery closed Sep 23, 12:01AM

Week Ending Weekly Total (mt) Cumulative (mt)
9/21/08 5,933.51 5,933.51
9/28/08 841.39 6,774.17

Preliminary Oregon landings through approximately 9/23/08.

For further information, contact  Cyreis.C.Schmitt@state.or.us or call (541) 867-4741

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