Environmental Assessment of Amendment 49 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Is Area

November 10, 1997

Analysis of an Improved Retention/Improved Utilization (IR/IU) standard for BSAI groundfish vessels.

Amendment 49 will establish a regulatory program to require all vessels fishing for groundfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area to retain all pollock and cod beginning January 1, 1993, and all rock sole and yellowfin sole beginning January 1, 2003. Amendment 49 also will establish a 15 percent minium utilization standard for all at sea processors; for pollock and Pacific cod beginning January 1, 1998, and for rock sole and yellowfin sole beginning January 1, 2003 - theĀ Improved Retention/Improved Utilization (IR/IU) Program.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/13/2020

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Analyses Bycatch