Amendment 46 to the FMP for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs
NOAA Fisheries announces the approval of:
- Amendment 108 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Management Area
- Amendment 100 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA)
- Amendment 46 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs
These amendments correct text omissions in the BSAI FMP, the GOA FMP, and the Crab FMP. These amendments make the fishery management plan texts that establish vessel length limits for small vessels exempted from the license limitation program (LLP) in the BSAI Management Area groundfish and king and Tanner crab fisheries, and the GOA groundfish fisheries, consistent with the original intent of the LLP, current operations in the fisheries, and Federal regulations.