Final EA/RIR for Amendment 62 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 62 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska

June 11, 2009

To Update Catcher Vessel Operational Area Language, Update Inshore/Offshore Language in the BSAI and GOA FMPs, and Remove the December 31, 2004, Sunset Date for GOA Inshore/Offshore and for a Final Rule to Redefine Single Geographic Location

The first action item redefines single geographic location allowing AFA stationary floating processors the flexibility to relocate between reporting weeks, rather than between fishing years, for the purpose of processing targeted Bering Sea Pollock. The second action item addresses obsolete and inconsistent inshore/offshore language in the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska and would remove the Gulf of Alaska inshore/offshore allocation sunset date.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 12/03/2018

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