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Amendment 124 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and Amendment 112 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska

Overview

Description
Groundfish FMP amendments 124/112
Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Alaska Groundfish
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
11/23/2022
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Point of Contact
Abby Jahn, (907) 586-7228 or abby.jahn@noaa.go

Summary

First, this proposed rule would amend regulations for the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) and Community Development Quota (CDQ) Programs for pot gear configurations, pot gear tending and retrieval requirements, pot limits, and associated recordkeeping and reporting requirements. These changes would increase operational efficiency and flexibility for IFQ holders and CDQ groups. Second, this proposed rule would authorize jig gear as a legal gear type for harvesting sablefish IFQ and CDQ, increasing opportunities for entry-level participants. Third, this proposed rule would temporarily remove the Adak community quota entity (CQE) residency requirement for a period of five years. These actions are intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the BSAI FMP, GOA FMP, and other applicable laws.

You may submit comments on this document, identified by [NOAA-NMFS-2022-0092], either electronically (see link at left) or by mail to:

Assistant Regional Administrator, Sustainable Fisheries Division, Alaska Region NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 11/23/2022

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