Final Regulatory Impact Review/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis For Amendment 44 to the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs: Modifications to BSAI Crab Community Provisions

January 06, 2016

In August of 2005, fishing in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island crab fisheries began under a new share-based management program, known as the Crab Rationalization Program.

Since implementation, community representatives and fishery participants have suggested that some aspects of the rights of first refusal may inhibit their effectiveness in protecting community interests. This amendment package considers actions intended to address these concerns.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/14/2019

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crab Analyses