The PWCC works with fishery managers, scientists, CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS, and other industry members to ensure the continued health and sustainability of our marine resources.
Conservation of the Pacific whiting resource and associated species is paramount to the PWCC.
PROJECT: ROCKFISH RESEARCH
In 2004, the PWCC initiated a program to investigate alternative survey methods for widow rockfish in cooperation with the NMFS-Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) and Fishermen’s Marketing Association.
Project: Pacific WHITING WITHIN PACIFIC COAST ECOSYSTEM
The Pacific Coastal Current drives the environment in which Pacific whiting is a dominant member. Variation in the coastal current regulates environmental seasonal trends and interannual differences.
PROJECT: Hydro-acoustic survey improvements
An uncertainty in the Pacific whiting stock assessment is the ability of a hydro-acoustic survey to fully estimate the absolute abundance of the stock.
PWCC is comprised of the companies licensed to operate in the at-sea catcher-processor sector of the Pacific whiting fishery.