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Commercial Fishing Rules and Regulations - Nearshore Fisheries

2014 Commercial Nearshore Groundfish Regulations

The table below summarizes the initial 2-month cumulative trip limits for Nearshore Fish, Black Rock Fish, and Blue Rockfish set for 2014. See the Emergency Action Notices for any recent changes and current regulations.

Permit Black and Blue Rockfish combined Nearshore Fish
 
Black-Blue Rockfish Permit WITH Nearshore Endorsement
  • January - February - 1,000 pounds
  • March - April - 1,200 pounds
  • May - June - 1,700 pounds
  • July - August - 1,600 pounds
  • September - October -1,200 pounds
  • November - December - 1,000 pounds

Cabezon - 1,500 pounds.

Greenling - 300 pounds per 2-month period.

Other Nearshore Rockfish - combined 700 pounds per 2-month period.

A list of Nearshore Fish

Black-Blue Rockfish Permit WITHOUT Nearshore Endorsement
  • January - February - 1,000 pounds
  • March - April - 1,200 pounds
  • May - June - 1,700 pounds
  • July - August - 1,600 pounds
  • September - October -1,200 pounds
  • November - December - 1,000 pounds

15 pounds per day for other Nearshore Fish combined

A list of Nearshore Fish

Open Access

Vessel Without a Black-Blue Rockfish Permit (WITH or WITHOUT a Nearshore Endorsement)

See Exception 1 below

A list of Nearshore Fish

See Exception 1 below

A list of Nearshore Fish

 

 
LE Groundfish Trawl

Up to 1,000 pounds per year

Must be less than or equal to 25% of landing for each trip; cannot exceed 2-month cumulative trip limits set for Black and Blue Rockfish permits.

15 pounds per day

Must be less than or equal to 25% of landing for each trip; cannot exceed 2-month cumulative trip limits set for Nearshore Endorsed permits.

 
Salmon Troll

100 pounds per day

All landed dead; cannot exceed the 2-month cumulative trip limits set for Black and Blue Rockfish permits.

See Exception 2 below

15 pounds per day

Must be less than or equal to 25% of landing for each trip; cannot exceed the 2-month cumulative trip limits set for Nearshore Endorsed permits.

Exception 1: Vessels that do not have a Black Rockfish and Blue Rockfish permit are allowed to land up to 15 pounds of Black Rockfish, Blue Rockfish or Nearshore fish in any combination per day. This amount must be less than or equal to 25% of landing. No vessel may exceed the permitted vessel 2-month cumulative trip limits.

Exception 2: Salmon trollers with a valid troll permit may land 100 pounds of black rockfish, blue rockfish, or a combination thereof in the same landing per day in which a salmon is landed. These rockfish may only be landed dead. If the cumulative landing of black and blue rockfish combined in the salmon troll fishery reaches 3,000 pounds in any calendar year, then each salmon troll vessel is limited to 15 pounds of black rockfish, blue rockfish, or a combination thereof per troll landing for the remaining calendar year.

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