Notice of Public Meetings

MHI Mtg

Click here for CURRENT (2013-2014) Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfishing landings

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NMFS Specifications for 2012-2013 Season:

FR Notice: NMFS specifies a quota of 325,000 lb of Deep 7 bottomfish
in the main Hawaiian Islands for the 2012–13 fishing year, based on an
annual catch limit of 346,000 lb. The action supports the long-term
sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish. For more information click here.

New State of Hawaii bottomfish Rules:

NMFS proposes to specify a quota of 325,000 lb of Deep 7 bottomfish in the main Hawaiian Islands for the 2012-13 fishing year, based on a proposed annual catch limit of 346,000 lb. When the quota is projected to be reached, NMFS would close the commercial and non-commercial fisheries for MHI Deep 7 bottomfish for the remainder of the fishing year. The proposed specifications and fishery closure support the long-term sustainability of Hawaii bottomfish. Comments must be received by August 17, 2012.  Federal Register Notice 46014

Annual Bottomfish Vessel Registration - Click here - Questions? - Click here
Location and Display of Bottomfish ID number - Click here
Commercial Bottomfish Trip Reporting - Click here
Summary of MHI Bottomfish Rule Changes - Click here
For More information for Contacts - Click here

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Click Below for Link to:

Latest Info on Current Hawaii Bottomfish Research

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Click here for 2011-2012 Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfishing landings

Click here for 2013-2014 Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfishing landings

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Summary Landings Table to date

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Click here to let us know about your 2010/2011 bottomfishing season

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Meetings & Announcements

NEW* MHI Bottomfish News -

Volume 15 - March 2013

Volume 14 - October 2012

Bottomfish Report 2012

Bottomfish News 2012

Compliance Guide for Main Hawaiian Islands Bottomfish Fishery 2011

Non-Comm Permit App

MHI Bottomfish News - Volume 9

MHI Bottomfish News - Volume 8

MHI Bottomfish News - Volume 7

Federal Register Notice 48422 - NMFS specifies a TAC of 254,050 lb of Deep 7 bottomfish in the
MHI for the 200910 fishing year. This final specification is
effective October 23, 2009.

NMFS proposes to specify establish a TAC for the 200910 fishing year of
254,050 lb of Deep 7 bottomfish in the MHI

MHI Bottomfish News - Volume 6

MHI Bottomfish News-Volume 5: MHI Season is now manged only using a TAC