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Amendment 16 to the FMP for the Salmon Fisheries Off Alaska


Amendment 16 to the FMP for the Salmon Fisheries Off Alaska
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Affected Species
Chum Salmon
Pink Salmon
Chinook Salmon
Coho Salmon
Sockeye Salmon
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Doug Duncan, (907) 586-7228 or doug.duncan@noaa.gov


NMFS proposes Amendment 16 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Salmon Fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Off Alaska (Salmon FMP) and associated implementing regulations. If approved, Amendment 16 and this proposed rule would establish Federal fishery management for all salmon fishing that occurs in the Cook Inlet EEZ, which includes commercial drift gillnet and recreational salmon fishery sectors. This action is necessary to comply with rulings from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, and to ensure the Salmon FMP is consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the Salmon FMP, and other applicable laws.

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Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 10/19/2023

Alaska Salmon Management