The hake fishery is now a federally-managed fishery.
For more information please contact:
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
IFQ Catch Monitoring Program Coordinator
(503) 595-3282 office
The Shoreside Hake Observation Program (SHOP) was established in 1992 to provide information for evaluating bycatch in the directed Pacific hake fishery and for evaluating measures adopted to conserve salmon, Pacific halibut, Dungeness crab and overfished species. SHOP is a cooperative effort between the fishing industry and management agencies (California, Oregon, Washington, and Federal) to observe and collect information on directed Pacific hake landings at shoreside processing plants.
The annual reports are provided in the SHOP Publications link.
For the 2008 season, the National Marine Fisheries Service(NMFS) will oversee the fishery as they begin the transition into a permanent federally regulated fishery.
The 2008 U.S. Optimum Yield (OY) for hake is 269,545 metric tons (mt). The Makah tribe was allocated 35,000 mt, the commercial fishery 232,545 mt, and research 2,000 mt. The shoreside sector has been allocated 97,669 mt while the catcher/processor and mothership fishery received 79,065 mt and 55,811 mt respectively.
The shoreside hake fishery consists of two components:
- SOUTH OF 42 DEGREES LATITUDE: Fishery opens on April 1st. Fishery closes when 5% of the shoreside allocation is attained (4,369.90 mt), and resumes on June 15th, when the primary shoreside hake fishery opens. Note: Fishing south of 40 degrees opens on April 15th.
- PRIMARY SHORESIDE SEASON (Coastwide, including north of 42 degrees latitude): Fishery opens on June 15th. Fishery closes when 100% of the shoreside allocation is attained (87,398 mt)