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Environmental Assessment of Amendment 3 Fishery Management Plan for the Scallop Fishery off Alaska

July 02, 1998

Amendment 3 delegates to the State of Alaska the authority to manage all aspects of the scallop fishery off Alaska except limited access.

The Scallop fishery off Alaska is currently managed under a cumbersome State-Federal management regime established by Amendment 1 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Scallop Fishery off Alaska, under which each State regulation and management action must be duplicated by a parallel Federal action. While this management regime has enabled NMFS to reopen Federal waters to fishing for scallops, it has proven to be cumbersome in practice.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/12/2019

Alaska Scallop Analyses