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Receipt of petition for emergency rulemaking


Announcement of receipt of petition for rulemaking
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Action Status
Point of Contact
Kelly Cates, (907) 586-7228


NOAA Fisheries announces the receipt of a petition for emergency rulemaking under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) from the Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers (ABSC). This petition requests NOAA Fisheries take action to close the Red King Crab Savings Area (RKCSA) and Red King Crab Savings Subarea (RKCSS) to all fishing gear to protect Bristol Bay red king crab (BBRKC) and their habitat at a time of historically low crab abundance for a period of 6 months from January 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023.

You may send comments, identified by Docket ID NOAA-NMFS-2022-0111 either electronically (see link at left) or mail to:

Assistant Regional Administrator, Sustainable Fisheries Division, Alaska Region NMFS. Mail comments to P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802-1668

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 10/31/2022