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2017 Alaska Crab Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation Report

January 30, 2019

The annual stock assessment and fishery evaluation (SAFE) report is a requirement of the North Pacific Fishery  Management Council's Fishery  Management  Plan  for  Bering  Sea/Aleutian  Islands  King  and Tanner Crabs (FMP), and a federal requirement [50 CFR Section 602.12(e)].  The SAFE report summarizes the current biological and economic status of fisheries, total allowable catch (TAC) or Guideline Harvest Level (GHL), and analytical information used for management decisions.  Additional information on Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) king and Tanner crab is available on the National Marine Fisheries Service.