Categorical Exclusion - Proposed Rule to Amend Eligibility Criteria for the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab Fisheries

March 18, 2003

This proposed action corrects the inconsistency in the use of fishing history in eligibility criteria ensuring the implementing regulations reflect Amendment 10 to the FMP for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) King and Tanner Crabs.

This proposed action amends the regulatory language at§ 679.4(k)(5)(iii) and (iv) to specify that a person who owned a vessel that made qualifying harvests of crab species in the recent participation period (RPP) and who also owned an license limitation program (LLP) qualifying fishing history at the time the recent participation crab species harvests were made, is eligible for an LLP crab species license. The LLP qualifying history may be based on harvests made with the person's vessel or from LLP eligible fishing history transferred from another person to the person receiving the LLP crab species license.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/04/2020

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab Analyses