Amendment 16a to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Published
07/18/1991

Summary

Amendment 16a was designed to address management of herring bycatch and other bycatch taken in domestic trawl fisheries. In particular, it defined the “hot spot authority,” intended to give the Regional Director flexibility to close specific small areas inseason when bycatch rates were high. This also allowed for limitation of the pollock TAC to gears other than pelagic trawl gear, and established a prohibited species limit for herring.

Supporting Materials

Last updated on 12/01/2020

Pacific Herring Alaska Crab Bycatch Alaska Halibut Bycatch Bycatch