Amendment 79 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

Overview

Description
Amendment 79 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
01/20/2008
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Summary

NOAA Fisheries issues a final rule to implement a groundfish retention standard program in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island management area for trawl catcher/processor vessels that are 125 ft (38.1 m) length overall or greater and that are not listed American Fisheries Act catcher/processors referred to throughout this rule as non-AFA trawl C/Ps. This action is necessary to reduce bycatch and improve utilization of groundfish harvested by these non-AFA trawl C/Ps. This action is intended to promote the management objectives of the Improved Retention/Improved Utilization (IR/IU) program, the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.

Supporting Materials

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/18/2020

Bycatch