Fishery Management Boundaries Between State of Alaska and Federal Waters
NOAA navigation charts published between 2006 and October 2011 show changes in the 3 nautical mile (nm) line. The 3 nm line changed because a new method was used to calculate the baseline.
For fishery for management and enforcement purposes, the boundary between State of Alaska waters and federal waters is the 3 nm line on the pre-2006 NOAA charts, except in specific areas where the U.S Baseline Committee has made recent recommendations. These areas are shown in the following 2012 chartlets.
Areas where the U.S Baseline Committee has made recent recommendations. Use these chartlets if the area in which you are fishing is listed below.
The State/Federal fishery management boundary is "the old" 3 nm line on these charts (below). Use these charts if the region in which you are fishing is listed below.
- Alaska Peninsula North
- Alaska Peninsula South
- Bristol Bay
- Cook Inlet
- Gulf of Alaska
- Prince William Sound
- Letter from NMFS to the State of Alaska, January 2012
- Letter from NMFS to the State of Alaska, February 2011