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BSAI Trawl Catcher Vessel Annual Full Observer Coverage Request

December 18, 2018

Step-by-step guide on how a Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) trawl catcher vessel may request full observer coverage.

Under regulations at 50 CFR 679.51(a)(4), the owner of a BSAI trawl catcher vessel may annually request that NOAA Fisheries place that vessel in the full observer coverage category for all directed fishing for groundfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area in the upcoming year. The instructions below provide a step-by-step guide to submit a request for placement in the full observer coverage category for one year. 

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 10/07/2022

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