Amendment 74 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has submitted for Secretary of Commerce review Amendment 81 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area and Amendment 74 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. If approved, the amendments would implement a new management policy by revising the goals and objectives of the management of the groundfish fisheries. The goals and objectives would provide for a new ecosystem-based management framework that would serve as the management policy for the groundfish fisheries into the future. This action will promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the FMPs, and other applicable laws. Comments from the public are welcome.