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Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs Fishery Management Plan Historical Amendments 11 through 20

Overview

Description
Historic amendments 11-20 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs
Fishing Type
Commercial, Recreational
Action Status
Final Rule
Issued
List of amendments to the fishery management plan from 2001-2008

Summary

This page contains information about amendments 11 through 20, 2000-2008. For more information, please visit the King and Tanner Crab Fisheries Fishery Management Plan page.

These actions are intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the FMP, and other applicable law.

Amendment 11

This amendment is necessary to implement a plan to rebuild the overfished stock of Bering Sea Tanner crab (Chionoecetes bairdi).

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Amendment 12

This amendment revises the plan by identifying and describing essential fish habitat, designating habitat areas of particular concern, and include measures to minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects on this habitat. This action is necessary to protect important habitat features to sustain managed fish stocks.

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Amendment 13

This amendment is necessary to implement the American Fisheries Act.

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Amendment 14

This amendment contains a rebuilding plan for the overfished stock of Bering Sea snow crab.

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Amendment 15

This amendment is necessary to implement a plan to rebuild the overfished stock of St. Matthew blue king crab.

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Amendment 16

This amendment revises the plan by identifying and describing essential fish habitat, designating habitat areas of particular concern, and including measures to minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects on essential fish habitat. This action is necessary to protect important habitat features to sustain managed fish stocks.

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Amendment 17

This amendment is necessary to implement a rebuilding plan for the overfished stock of Pribilof Islands blue king crab.

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Amendment 18

Amendments 18 and 19 amend the plan to include the Voluntary Three-Pie Cooperative Program. Congress amended the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) to require the Secretary of Commerce to approve and implement the Program. The action is necessary to increase resource conservation, improve economic efficiency, and improve safety.

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Amendment 19

Amendments 18 and 19 amend the plan to include the Voluntary Three-Pie Cooperative Program. Congress amended the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) to require the Secretary of Commerce to approve and implement the Program. The action is necessary to increase resource conservation, improve economic efficiency, and improve safety.

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Amendment 20

This action amends the Crab Rationalization Program to modify the allocation of harvesting shares and processing shares for Bering Sea Tanner crab Chionoecetes bairdi to allow this species to be managed as two separate stocks.

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    Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/16/2022

    Essential Fish Habitat Habitat Areas of Particular Concern Alaska Catch Weighing and Monitoring American Fisheries Act Pollock Program Alaska Electronic Monitoring Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs Alaska Recordkeeping and Reporting