Implementation of the Fishery Management Plan for Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area (Arctic FMP)

Overview

Description
Implementation of the Fishery Management Plan for Fish Resources of the Arctic
Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
12/03/2009
Point of Contact
Melanie Brown

Summary

NOAA Fisheries issues a final rule that implements the Fishery Management Plan for Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area (Arctic FMP) and Amendment 29 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs (Crab FMP). The Arctic FMP and Amendment 29 to the Crab FMP establish sustainable management of commercial fishing in the Arctic Management Area and move the northern boundary of the Crab FMP out of the Arctic Management Area south to Bering Strait. This action is necessary to establish a management framework for commercial fishing and to provide consistent management of fish resources in the Arctic Management Area before the potential onset of unregulated commercial fishing in the area.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 01/22/2019