Amendment 82 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area

Overview

Description
Amendment 82 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Management Area
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
09/14/2009

Summary

NOAA Fisheries issues regulations to implement Amendment 92 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 82 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. This action removes trawl gear endorsements on licenses issued under the license limitation program in specific management areas if those licenses have not been used on vessels that met minimum recent landing requirements using trawl gear. This action provides exemptions to this requirement for licenses that are used in trawl fisheries subject to certain limited access privilege programs. This action issues new area endorsements for trawl catcher vessel licenses in the Aleutian Islands if minimum recent landing requirements in the Aleutian Islands were met. This action is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Fishery Management Plans, and other applicable law.

Supporting Materials

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 04/16/2019

Alaska License Limitation Program Alaska Recordkeeping and Reporting Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program American Fisheries Act Pollock Program Alaska