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Commercial Troll Salmon Access Notice – Incidental Pacific

3/29/14

HALIBUT RETENTION SUSPENDED: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced this afternoon that due to a delay in the implementation of the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (CSP), that the retention of Pacific Halibut in the salmon troll fishery in Area 2A that was scheduled to begin on April 1, is suspended until further notice.

The length of the delay in the allowed retention is anticipated to be brief, but the actual implementation date and time of the CSP cannot be accurately predicted. Troll fishery participants are advised to check the NMFS hotline at (800)662-9825 or listen to USCG Notice to Mariner broadcasts over the VHF for updates.

Letter from ODFW Commission

At the Commission meeting on Friday, the Commission adopted the staff recommended rules for allowing harvest of anchovies in select bays. The exhibit and rule language can be found at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/09/08_august/index.asp. The logbook is attached, though it is not yet printed. If people would like a logbook, we can simply print them out pages to complete until printed logbooks get here.

In summary the rule allows a vessel to use lampara net, purse seine, or hook and line to catch anchovies (only) to be used as bait on the catch vessel (meaning that the vessels cannot share catch or sell catch) in Tillamook, Yaquina, Winchester, and Coos Bays from July through October. Catch will not be recorded on fish tickets, and are exempted from the landing definition; however will need to be recorded on the logbook. Vessels will need to notify OSP 12 hours prior to fishing for anchovies by calling 1-800-452-7888 reporting the boat name and number, location of fishing, and estimated time of activity.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Gway

Download Oregon Anchovy Bait Harvest Log: DOCEXCEL