Amendment 100 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area
NOAA Fisheries announces the approval of Amendment 108 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, Amendment 100 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska, and Amendment 46 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs. These amendments correct text omissions in the BSAI FMP, the GOA FMP, and the Crab FMP. These amendments make the fishery management plan texts that establish vessel length limits for small vessels exempted from the license limitation program in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area groundfish and king and Tanner crab fisheries, and the Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries, consistent with the original intent of the LLP, current operations in the fisheries, and Federal regulations. This action promotes the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the FMP, and other applicable laws.