West Coast Regional Office Permits

Metadata Updated: August 6, 2021

NOAA Fisheries implemented a license limitation program for the trawl and fixed gear sectors of Pacific Coast commercial groundfish fishery on January 1, 1993. The agency issued federal fishing permits based on vessel catch histories. This limited entry program was designed to control the capacity of the groundfish fishing fleet by limiting the number of fishing vessels, limiting the number of vessels using each of the three specified gear types (trawl, trap/pot, longline), and limiting increases in harvest capacity by limiting vessel length. The Pacific Coast Groundfish Limited Entry Permit (LEP) authorizes the holder (owner of a vessel) to participate in the federal limited entry groundfish fishery in waters off of Washington, Oregon, and California. NOAA Fisheries no longer issues new LEPs. Any new entrant to the groundfish LEP fishery, must either purchase or lease an existing LEP. In addition, as part of the shorebased IFQ Fishery, NOAA Fisheries issues First Receiver Site Licenses (FRSL).

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Metadata Date July 28, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 6, 2021
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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date July 28, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date August 6, 2021
Reference Date(s) (publication)
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Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:30947
Access Constraints Cite As: West Coast Regional Office, [Date of Access]: West Coast Regional Office Permits [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/30947., Access Constraints: Data contains business sensitive information. |
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2013

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