Amendment 80 Program - Federal Register Rules and Notices
Regulatory amendment to modify the groundfish retention standard program in the BSAI. This final rule removes certain regulatory requirements that mandate minimum levels of groundfish retention by the owners and operators of trawl C/P vessels not listed in the AFA, commonly referred to as either non-AFA trawl C/Ps or Amendment 80 vessels, and Amendment 80 cooperatives participating in the BSAI groundfish fisheries.
Amendment 80 was approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) on June 9, 2006. NOAA Fisheries published a proposed rule to implement the Program on May 30, 2007 (72 FR 30052). The Secretary of Commerce approved Amendment 80 on July 26, 2007. The Program implements Amendment 80 and also meets several other requirements listed in the Federal Register notice.