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2018 Benchmark Stock Assessment of Main Hawaiian Islands Kona Crab

A stock assessment of the main Hawaiian Islands Kona crab fishery was conducted and finalized in 2019 using data from 1957 through 2016.
February 14, 2019 - Technical Memo ,
Kona crab in fishing net.

2018 Assessment of the Walleye Pollock Stock in the Gulf of Alaska

The base model projection of female spawning biomass in 2019 is 345,352 t, which is 62.4% of unfished spawning biomass (based on average post-1977 recruitment) and above B40% (221,000 t), thereby placing GOA pollock in sub-tier “a” of Tier 3. New survey
January 31, 2019 - Agreements ,

Long-term Changes in Length at Maturity of Pacific Salmon in Auke Creek Alaska

Although decreasing length at maturity has been observed in some Alaska salmon populations, the generality of this trend is poorly understood. This study was undertaken to determine whether this pattern holds for multiple species of salmon from a small
December 11, 2018 - Technical Memo ,

2019 Annual Deployment Plan for Observers in the Groundfish and Halibut Fisheries off Alaska

The 2019 Annual Deployment Plan (ADP) documents how NOAA Fisheries intends to assign fishery observers and electronic monitoring (EM) to vessels fishing in the partial observer coverage category (50 CFR 679.51(a)) in the North Pacific during the calendar
December 06, 2018 - Other Reports ,

Seabird Bycatch Estimates for Alaska Groundfish Fisheries - 2016 through 2017

NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/AKR-18
November 28, 2018 - Technical Memo ,

Report to industry on the Alaska Sablefish Tag Program, 1972-2012

This report summarizes release and recovery data within the tag database and describes the results of studies utilizing these tag data by NOAA Fisheries and others on sablefish age, growth, and migration. Hopefully it will prove both interesting and
November 15, 2018 - Technical Memo ,

Environmental Assessment for the Interim and Final Total Allowable Catch Specifications for the Year 2000 Alaska Groundfish Fisheries

Analysis of the Groundfish target species stock status, higher and lower trophic level species, and the physical and socioeconomical environment.
October 24, 2018 - NEPA ,

Draft Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Considerations for a Final Rule to Prohibit the Use of Hired Masters for Sablefish Catcher Vessel Quota Shares Received by Transfer after February 12, 2010

This document was prepared in response to a November 16, 2016, order from the United States District Court, Western District of Washington, regarding a 2014 Final Rule issued by NOAA Fisheries (Fairweather Fish, Inc. et al. vs. Pritzker et al., Case No. 3
October 18, 2018 - Analyses (non-NEPA) ,

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Essential Fish Habitat Data Inventory, Processed Report 2009-01

The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is the primary law regulating marine fisheries management in the United States. This Act includes a requirement to define the essential fish habitat (EFH) of all federally managed species. Since
September 19, 2018 - Strategic Plans ,

Alaska Essential Fish Habitat Research Plan, Processed Report 2012-06

A Research Plan for the National Marine Fisheries Service’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center and Alaska Regional Office.
September 19, 2018 - Strategic Plans ,