Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amendment 43 to the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs Management Plan and Proposed Amendment 103 to the Groundfish of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Management Plan

September 11, 2014

This environmental assessment evaluates six proposed alternative measures for the Pribilof Islands blue king crab stock to minimize bycatch to the extent practicable and prevent overfishing.

The Pribilof Islands blue king crab stock remains overfished and the current rebuilding plan has not achieved adequate progress towards rebuilding the stock by 2014.

This analysis considers the impacts of these alternatives on the bycatch of Pribilof Islands blue king crab and the potential for preventing overfishing and rebuilding the stock, as well as the environmental and social/economic impacts of these measures.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/04/2019

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab Analyses