Amendment 6 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska

Overview

Description
Amendment 6 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
03/03/1999

Summary

NOAA Fisheries announces the approval of Amendment 7 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Commercial King and Tanner Crab Fisheries in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Amendment 6 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska. These amendments revise definitions of overfishing, maximum sustainable yield, and optimum yield for the crab and scallop fisheries. These actions are necessary to ensure that conservation and management measures continue to be based on the best scientific information available and are intended to advance the Council's ability to achieve, on a continuing basis, the OY from fisheries under its geographical area of authority.

Supporting Materials

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/12/2019

Alaska Scallop Management