Regulatory Impact Review/Environmental Assessment for Amendment 116 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Areas

July 02, 2018

Limiting Access for Catcher Vessels in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Trawl Limited Access Sector Yellowfin Sole Offshore Directed Fishery

This document analyzes proposed management measures that would limit access for trawl catcher vessels targeting Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) trawl limited access sector (TLAS) yellowfin sole for delivery of the catch to a mothership or catcher processor (CP). The management measures under consideration also include options for catcher vessels (CV) that may be excluded from the offshore BSAI TLAS yellowfin sole directed fishery under the preferred alternative to target BSAI TLAS yellowfin sole during periods of high BSAI TLAS yellowfin sole allocations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/11/2020

Alaska Groundfish Management Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Analyses Alaska License Limitation Program