Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Management Reports

Fishery managers strive to account for total fishing mortality of managed species and to understand fishery impacts on other species. Designed primarily for management use, management data products provide estimates of fishing mortality and bycatch from WCGOP and A-SHOP observed sectors along the entire US West Coast. The WCGOP produces an annual groundfish mortality report. This report is used by management to evaluate harvest guidelines. The groundfish mortality report contains discard rates calculated from WCGOP data, estimates of discard, and other sources of fishing mortality from unobserved sectors (e.g., recreational, research). Information from the groundfish mortality report is used to update projection models for groundfish management. A separate report estimating the bycatch mortality of Pacific halibut from WCGOP observed sectors is also produced. The Pacific halibut report is used by groundfish managers and the The next link/button will exit from NWFSC web site International Pacific Halibut Commission. In both reports, estimates (in units of weight) are reported for each observed sector separately.

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Groundfish Mortality Reports by Year

Year of data Year of release Description Format
20162017Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2016 US West Coast Fisheriesfull report (pdf)

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20152016Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2015 US West Coast Fisheriesfull report (pdf)

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20142015Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2014 US West Coast Fisheriesfull report (pdf)

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20132014Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2013 US West Coast Fisheriesfull report (pdf)

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20122013Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2012 US West Coast Fisheriesfull report (pdf)

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20112012Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2011 US West Coast Fisheriesfull report (pdf)

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20102011Estimated Discard and Catch of Groundfish Species in the 2010 US West Coast Fisheriesfull report (pdf)

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2009Oct-10Estimated 2009 Discard and Total Catch of Selected Groundfish Speciesfull report (pdf)
2008Mar-10Estimated 2008 Discard and Total Catch of Selected Groundfish Speciesfull report (pdf)
2007Dec-08Estimated 2007 Discard and Total Catch of Selected Groundfish Speciesfull report (pdf)
2006Dec-07Estimated 2006 Discard and Total Catch of Selected Groundfish Speciesfull report (pdf)
2005Dec-06Estimated 2005 Discard and Total Catch of Selected Groundfish Speciesfull report (pdf)
2004Sep-06Estimated 2004 Discard and Total Catch of Selected Groundfish Speciesfull report (pdf)

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Pacific Halibut Reports by Year

Year of data Year of release Description Format
2002-20162017Pacific Halibut Bycatch in U.S. West Coast Fisheries 2002-2016full report (pdf)
2002-20152016Pacific Halibut Bycatch in U.S. West Coast Fisheries 2002-2015full report (pdf)
2002-20142015Pacific halibut bycatch in U.S. West Coast Fisheries 2002-2014full report (pdf)
2002-20132014Pacific Halibut Bycatch in U.S. West Coast Groundfish Fisheries 2002-2013full report (pdf)

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2002-20122013Pacific Halibut Bycatch in U.S.West Coast Fisheries 2002-2012full report (pdf)

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2002-20112012Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the U.S. West Coast Groundfish Fishery, 2002-2011full report (pdf)

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2002-20102011Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the U.S. West Coast Groundfish Fishery, 2002-2010full report (pdf)
2002-2009Oct-10Pacific halibut bycatch in the US West Coast Groundfish Fishery from 2002-2009full report (pdf)
2008Nov-09Pacific Halibut Bycatch in IPHC Area 2A in the 2008 Groundfish Bottom Trawl Fisheryfull report (pdf)
2002-2008Sep-09Observed and Estimated Total Discard of Pacific Halibut in 2002-2008 US West Coast Groundfish Non-nearshore Fixed Gear Fisheryfull report (pdf)
2007Oct-08Pacific Halibut in IPHC Area 2A in the 2007 Groundfish Trawl Fisheryfull report (pdf)
2006Sep-07Pacific Halibut Bycatch in the 2006 Groundfish Trawl Fisheryfull report (pdf)
2005Oct-06Pscific Halibut Bycatch in the 2005 Groundfish Trawl Fisheryfull report (pdf)
2004Oct-05Pacific Halibut in IPHC Area 2A in the 2004 Groundfish Trawl Fisheryfull report (pdf)
2003Aug-04Pacific Halibut in IPHC Area 2A in the 2003 Groundfish Trawl Fisheryfull report (pdf)