The West Coast Groundfish IFQ Fishery: Results from the first year of catch shares, 2011

July 19, 2012

Today, NOAA officials briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill and released the official report on the first year of the groundfish catch share program.

From the Introduction:

While the results presented in this report reflect only one year of data, a picture is emerging that is indeed positive for the groundfish resource, the fishermen, and their communities.

Download the 16-page report in the PDF below.