Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Final Groundfish Harvest Specifications (2000 - present)
NOAA Fisheries announces final 2019 and 2020 harvest specifications, apportionments, and prohibited species catch allowances for the groundfish fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish during the remainder of the 2019 and the start of the 2020 fishing years, and to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP). The 2019 harvest specifications supersede those previously set in the final 2018 and 2019 harvest specifications, and the 2020 harvest specifications will be superseded in early 2020 when the final 2020 and 2021 harvest specifications are published. Harvest specifications and closures are effective from 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 13, 2019, through 2400 hours, A.l.t., December 31, 2020.