Regulatory Amendment to Limit Access by all Federally Permitted Vessels to the BSAI Pacific Cod Parallel State Waters Fishery


Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Submit comments on or before October 19, 2020.
Point of Contact
Kurt Iverson, (907) 586-7210 or


NOAA Fisheries proposes regulatory amendments that would limit access to the portion of the directed Federal Pacific cod fisheries that is prosecuted in the territorial waters of the State of Alaska, commonly known as the parallel fishery.  This action is intended to enhance conservation, management, and recordkeeping measures by changing the participation requirements for fishing during the concurrent Federal and state waters parallel fishery seasons.  This rule would reflect the intent of previous North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) decisions regarding license limitation, sector allocations, and catch reporting

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 10/07/2020