Amendment 38 to the FMP for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs

Overview

Description
Amendment 38 of the FMP for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
Approved 08/02/2011

Summary

NOAA Fisheries announces approval of Amendments 38 and 39 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs. Amendment 38 establishes a mechanism in the FMP to specify annual catch limits and accountability measures for each crab stock. This action is necessary to account for uncertainty in the overfishing limit and prevent overfishing. Amendment 39 modifies the snow crab rebuilding plan to define the stock as rebuilt the first year the stock biomass is above the level necessary to produce maximum sustainable yield. 

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Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 12/17/2018