Amendment 42 to the FMP for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs
NOAA Fisheries issues regulations to implement Amendment 42 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs. These regulations revise the annual economic data reports (EDR) currently required of participants in the Crab Rationalization (CR) Program fisheries. The EDRs include cost, revenue, ownership, and employment data the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries use to study the economic impacts of the CR Program on harvesters, processors, and affected communities. This action is necessary to eliminate redundant reporting requirements, standardize reporting across participants, and reduce costs associated with the data collection.