Fishery Notice

Category(s):
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish Trawl
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Halibut
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Other Hook and Line
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Rockfish Hook and Line
COMMERCIAL - Groundfish: Sablefish
Subject:
FN1377-Groundfish: In-season changes to 2015/2016 Groundfish IFMP, Appendix 6


The commercial groundfish industry is hereby notified of the following changes 
to the 2015/2016 Integrated Fisheries Management Plan for Groundfish. These 
changes take effect immediately:

Appendix 6: 2015 Halibut Commercial Harvest Plan:

Section 6.1.4 - Changes have been made to the Licence Species temporary quota 
caps for Quillback Rockfish, and Copper, Tiger, and China Rockfish. The maximum 
cap amount of Quillback Rockfish has been increased from 5,250 pounds to 7,500 
pounds. The maximum cap amount of Copper, Tiger, and China Rockfish has been 
increased from 1,750 pounds to 2,500 pounds.

Section 6.4.3 - Changes have been made to the Quota Landings temporary quota 
caps for Shortraker Rockfish, Redbanded Rockfish, Rougheye Rockfish, and 
Shortspine Thornyhead. The Quota Landings temporary quota caps for these 
species have been removed. Applicable Licence Species temporary quota caps 
remain. 

More details are available in the Groundfish IFMP, available upon request from 
the Groundfish Management Unit.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: 

Adam Keizer
Halibut/Sablefish Coordinator
Groundfish Management Unit
Phone: (604) 666-0912
Fax: (604) 666-8525

Robert Tadey 
Hook & Line Coordinator
Groundfish Management Unit
Phone: (604) 666-3279
Fax: (604) 666-8525

Barry Ackerman
Trawl Coordinator
Groundfish Management Unit
Phone: (604)666-3991
Fax: (604) 666-8525

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1377
Sent December 23, 2015 at 1506