Publication of the butterfish landings report is suspended until total butterfish landings reach 75% of the possession limit trigger threshold (31,814,358 lb.)
Vessels issued longfin squid/butterfish moratorium permits are allowed to land unlimited amounts of butterfish if using mesh greater than or equal to 3 inches until projected landings reach 19,241 mt (42,419,144 lb). Once landings reach 19,241 mt (42,419,144 lb), these vessels will be limited to a 5,000-lb trip limit.
Vessels issued a longfin squid/butterfish moratorium permit fishing with mesh less than 3 inches are prohibited from landing more than 2,500 lb of butterfish per trip. If projected landings reach 20,652 mt (45,529,866 lb), then the trip limit will be reduced to 600 lb for all vessels issued a longfin squid/butterfish moratorium or incidental catch permit.