Amendment 43 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

Overview

Description
Amendment 43 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
12/20/1996

Summary

NOAA Fisheries issues a final rule to implement Amendment 43 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area, Amendment 43 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska, and a regulatory amendment to the halibut individual fishing quota regulations. This action is necessary to increase the consolidation ("sweep-up'') levels for small quota share blocks for Pacific halibut and sablefish managed under the IFQ program. This action is intended to maintain consistency with the objectives of the IFQ program (i.e., prevent excessive consolidation of QS, maintain diversity of the fishing fleet, and allow new entrants into the fishery), while increasing the program's flexibility by allowing a moderately greater amount of QS to be "swept-up'' into larger amounts that can be fished more economically.

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

Alaska IFQ - Halibut and Sablefish