Groundfish Catch Shares Fishery Enforcement Compliance Workshops

The West Coast Groundfish Trawl Fishery will soon be managed under a new, innovative approach, known as a catch share program, to achieve long-term ecological and economic sustainability of fishery resources and fishing communities. NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement is hosting several enforcement compliance workshops to provide an overview of the new regulations and an opportunity for questions and answers. These workshops will be useful for limited-entry trawl permit holders, fishermen, first receivers and processors.

Half Moon Bay, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-12 noon
The Train Depot, 110 Higgins Canyon Rd, Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Monterey Bay, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-12 noon
California Dept. of Fish and Game Office, 20 Lower Ragsdale Dr, Ste 100,
Monterey, Calif.

Morro Bay, Thursday, Oct. 21, 6 – 9 p.m.
Veterans’ Memorial Building, 209 Surf St, Morro Bay, Calif.

Fort Bragg, Monday, Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-12 noon
CV Starr Community Center, 300 S Lincoln St, Fort Bragg, Calif.

Eureka, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Fisherman’s Marketing Association, 1585 Heartwood Dr, McKinleyville, Calif.

Brookings, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Harbor Sanitation Building Conference Room, 16408 Lower Harbor Rd,
Harbor, Ore.

Coos Bay, Thursday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Charleston Marina RV Park Conference Room, Charleston, Ore.

Newport, Friday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Englund Marine, 880 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, Ore.

Astoria, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-12 noon
Best Western Lincoln Inn, 555 Hamburg Ave, Astoria, Ore.

Westport, Monday, Nov. 1, 1-4 p.m.
Maritime Museum, Old Coast Guard Building, 2201 Westhaven Dr, Westport,