Amendment 119 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and Amendment 107 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska

Overview

Description
Amendments 119/107
Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Alaska Rockfish
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
03/23/2020

Summary

Regulations to require that the operator of a federally permitted catcher vessel using hook-and-line, pot, or jig gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska retain and land all rockfish (Sebastes and Sebastolobus species) caught while fishing for groundfish or Pacific halibut - Amendment 119 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI FMP) and Amendment 107 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA FMP). This action is necessary to improve identification of rockfish species catch by vessels using electronic monitoring, provide more precise estimates of rockfish catch, reduce waste and incentives to discard rockfish, reduce overall enforcement burden, and promote more consistent management between State and Federal fisheries. 

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/12/2020

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