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Environmental Assessment for Amendment 104 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, Habitat Areas of Particular Concern, Areas of Skate Egg Concentration

December 01, 2014

This document analyzes a proposed action that would amend the BSAI FMP to identify six skate egg concentration sites as Habitat Areas of Particular Concern (HAPC).

The identification of these sites as HAPCs highlights the importance of this essential fish habitat for conservation and as a subject for consultation on activities such as  drilling, dredging and dumping, laying cables, seismic exploration, as well as fishing. In addition, the Council recommended options that would require monitoring of these sites, identification of these sites as a research priority, and housekeeping changes to the BSAI FMP.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 08/06/2020

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Analyses Essential Fish Habitat