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License Limitation Program in Alaska

The License Limitation Program (LLP) is for commercial groundfish fisheries within the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area (BSAI), commercial crab fisheries in the BSAI, and commercial scallop fisheries in the BSAI and GOA. All LLP vessels were used to participate in the groundfish or crab fisheries during qualified periods for the groundfish and crab LLP specified at §679.4(k) and in the scallop fisheries during the qualifying periods for the scallop LLP specified at §679.4(g). The LLP also authorizes Community Quota Entities (CQEs) for eligible communities to request non-trawl groundfish LLP licenses endorsed for Pacific cod in the central or western Gulf of Alaska.