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EA for Proposed Amendment 51 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs, Amendment 17 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery off Alaska, and Amendment 15 to the FMP for the Salmon Fisheries Compliance with Bycatch Reporting Methodology

February 15, 2021

Analysis of proposed FMP amendments regarding Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology

This Draft Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amendment 51 to the Fishery Management Plan for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs, Amendment 17 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Scallop Fishery off Alaska, and Amendment 15 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Salmon Fisheries in the EEZ off Alaska for Compliance with Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM) describes a proposed action to amend the BSAI Crab, Scallop, and Salmon Fishery Management Plans for consistency with Standardized Bycatch Reporting Methodology (SBRM) requirements outlined in the Final Rule (82 FR 6317). This document describes 1) requirements and history of this action, 2) how these FMPs currently address SBRM, and 3) what action may need to be taken to provide consistency with SBRM requirements.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/15/2021

Alaska Crab Bycatch Alaska Salmon Bycatch Bycatch Alaska Salmon Analyses Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab Analyses Alaska Scallop Analyses