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Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska; Scallop Specification Process Flexibility


Action Status
Final Rule
Point of Contact
Megan Mackey, 907–586–7228


If approved, Amendment 18 would revise timing requirements for Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) reports to allow more flexibility for non-annual assessments and to set scallop harvest specifications less frequently than on an annual basis. This would reduce the burden on staff and provide more time for the development of new stock assessment methods. Amendment 18 is intended to promote the goals and objectives of the Magnuson–Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the Scallop FMP, and other applicable laws.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 01/19/2024