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Environmental Assessment of Amendment 40 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area

October 02, 1997

Management of Snow Crab (C.opilio) Bycatch Limits in Bering Sea Groundfish Trawl Fisheries

Amendment 40 will establish a prohibited species catch limit for Chionoecetes opilio crab in a new Q. opilio PSC Bycatch Limitation Zone of the Bering Sea. The PSC would be established annually to fluctuate with crab abundance, within the minimum and maximum limits, as a percentage of the NOAA Fisheries bottom trawl survey index.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 12/14/2018

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Analyses Bycatch Alaska Crab Bycatch