Recent advances in satellite tagging technologies have provided scientists more opportunities to study movement and behavior of fishes independent of tag recovery. Until recently, this type of tagging was limited to large pelagic fish, sharks, and whales.
The Environmental Assessment/ Regulatory Impact Review for Amendment 114 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 104 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of
NOAA Fisheries is pleased to present the 2015 Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries as managed
under the science-based framework established under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation
and Management Act.
This document evaluates alternatives to allow vessels with Federal Fisheries Permits (FFP's) to transit walrus protection areas at Round Island and Cape Peirce from April 1 through August 15 while tendering herring or salmon or