Amendment 118 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Correction to the proposed rule that published on October 3, 2019, to improve efficiency and provide economic benefits for the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) and Community Development Quota (CDQ) fleets, minimize whale depredation and seabird interactions in the IFQ and CDQ fisheries, and reduce the risk of exceeding an overfishing limit for any species. The proposed rule incorrectly stated the date of publication and the end of the comment period on the Notice of Availability, and this action corrects this error. NOAA Fisheries is not changing the publication date or comment period date for the NOA, and NOAA Fisheries provided a 60-day comment period on the NOA for Amendment 118 to the BSAI FMP. NOAA Fisheries is not changing the comment period for the proposed rule, and all comments received by November 4, 2019, will be addressed in the response to comments in the final rule.