Amendment 85 to the FMP for the GOA to Exempt Catcher/Processors Participating in the GOA Rockfish Program from the July Stand Downs in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands - Regulatory Impact Review/ Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

September 01, 2009

Analysis of an action to exempt some or all catcher/processors that participate in the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program from the early July stand down period that prevents their participation in directed Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands groundfish fisheries during those dates.

BSAI Amendments 80 and 85 were implemented subsequent to the implementation of the Rockfish Program.  BSAI Amendments 80 and 85 allocate exclusive privileges for various BSAI groundfish species (Atka mackerel, AI POP, flathead sole, Pacific cod, rock sole, and yellowfin sole) to the head-and-gut trawl CP sector (the Amendment 80 sector) in the BSAI and allow vessels in that sector to form cooperatives.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 12/03/2018

Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Analyses