Amendment 23 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area

Overview

Description
Amendment 23 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
09/11/1995

Summary

NOAA Fisheries by this final rule imposes a temporary moratorium on the entry of new vessels into the groundfish fisheries under Federal jurisdiction in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area, the crab fisheries under Federal jurisdiction in the BSAI Area, and the groundfish fisheries under Federal jurisdiction in the Gulf of Alaska. This action curtails increases in fishing capacity and provides industry stability while the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries prepare, review, and, if approved, implement a comprehensive management plan for these fisheries. This action is intended to promote the conservation and management objectives of the Council and the Magnuson Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson Act).

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 04/16/2019

Alaska Recordkeeping and Reporting