Amendment 109 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska

Overview

Description
Amendment 109
Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Notice
Published
02/06/2020
Comments Close
04/06/2020 - Comment Now
Point of Contact
Joseph Krieger, 907-586-7228 or joseph.krieger@noaa.gov

Summary

Amendment 109 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP)  would reduce operational and management inefficiencies in the Central Gulf of Alaska and Western Gulf of Alaska trawl catcher vessel Pacific cod fisheries by changing seasonal Gulf of Alaska Pacific cod apportionments to allow greater harvest opportunities earlier in the year. Amendment 109 is necessary to provide participants in the fisheries an opportunity to more fully harvest the total allowable catch of Pacific cod, increase management flexibility, and potentially decrease prohibited species catch while not redistributing fishing opportunities between management areas or harvesting sectors. Amendment 109 is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the GOA FMP, and other applicable laws.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 02/06/2020

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