Groundfish Wrap-up for 2017

Tom MarkingAlerts, Groundfish

Fish are always on my mind…but since we are only a few days away from Thanksgiving, so is turkey and family.  Hopefully, we can all enjoy the holiday with the family and relatives without too much political dissention and arguing.  …

A Sneak Peek at Ling Cod Survey Results

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To give you a recap of the project methods and range: -Lingcod were caught from 7 geographically distinct regions in the US West Coast: Southern CA, Central CA, Northern CA, Oregon, Washington, Puget Sound, and Southeast Alaska. -300 fish were …

2017 Groundfish Summer Report

Tom MarkingGroundfish

TUNA, TUNA, TUNA…that’s the best news we’ve had this summer!  For a brief period in early August, with a cut-off low calming down the water off Northern California, we were treated with a flurry of tuna action.  It started in …

2017 Spring Groundfish Outlook

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I always enjoyed the scene from “Fiddler on the Roof” where Tevye is having a discussion with himself up in the barn loft; “on the one hand”….but “on the other hand”…and so it would go, debating the pros and cons …

2017 Preseason Groundfish Report

Tom MarkingGroundfish, Halibut

The wind is howling outside, the waves are big, we’ve received over 40” of rain to date, the rivers are at monitor stage, (when are the herring going to run?); and our thoughts are tuning to what lies ahead for …

SUMMER 2016 GROUNDFISH REVIEW

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The PFMC has completed the groundfish biennial management process for 2017/18 and in the North we will finally see a few improved conditions, with some trade-offs. We will be allowed ten more fathoms of depth (20 to 30) and have …