EA/RIR/IRFA for Amendment 93 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska - Chinook Salmon Prohibited Species Catch in the Gulf of Alaska Pollock Fishery

February 02, 2012

Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis of proposed management measures that would apply exclusively to the directed pollock fishery in the Western and Central Gulf of Alaska.

The management measures under consideration include setting prohibited species catch limits in the Central and Western Gulf of Alaska (GOA) for Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), which would close the directed pollock fishery in those regulatory areas once attained; full retention of salmon species; and increased observer coverage on vessels under 60 feet length overall. The purpose of this action is to address prohibited species catch of Chinook salmon in the GOA, and establish measures that protect against the risk of high Chinook salmon removals in the GOA pollock trawl fisheries in future years.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 02/11/2020

Bycatch Chinook Salmon Alaska Salmon Bycatch Gulf of Alaska Groundfish Analyses