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Amendment 2 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska

Overview

Description
Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
05/12/1997

Summary

NOAA Fisheries approves a temporary moratorium on the entry of additional vessels into the scallop fishery off Alaska. This action implements Amendment 2 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Scallop Fishery off Alaska as recommended by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The purpose of Amendment 2 is to curtail increases in fishing capacity and provide stability for industry while the Council develops a long-term limited access system for this fishery. This action is necessary to promote the conservation and management objectives of the FMP.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/12/2019

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