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Groundfish Retention Standard in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands


Groundfish Retention Standard
Fishing Type
Action Status
Temporary Rule
June 13, 2011 - December 17, 2011


NOAA Fisheries is exempting, through this emergency rule extension, trawl catcher/processor vessels (C/Ps) that are not specified in regulation as American Fisheries Act (AFA) vessels, and Amendment 80 cooperatives from the groundfish retention standard (GRS) program in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area. The GRS was implemented to increase the retention and utilization of groundfish caught by the non-AFA trawl C/Ps and to respond to bycatch reduction goals described in National Standard 9.

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Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/19/2019