Permanent PQS Use Caps, and IPQ Use Caps for fishery year:
2018/2019
Prepared: Jun 30, 2019
Permanent PQS Use Caps
2018/2019 Annual IPQ
Use Caps
Crab Quota Fishery
% of Initial PQS Pool for
PQS Units
PQS Use Caps
(PQS Units)
IPQ Caps
(Raw Crab Pounds)
BBR
30% of
400,000,000
120,000,000
971,688
BSS
30% of
1,000,000,000
300,000,000
5,914,168
EBT
30% of
200,000,000
60,000,000
Undetermined
WBT
30% of
200,000,000
60,000,000
538,736
PIK
30% of
30,000,000
9,000,000
Undetermined
SMB
30% of
30,000,000
9,000,000
Undetermined
EAG
30% of
10,000,000
3,000,000
854,433
WAG
30% of
40,000,000
12,000,000
317,022
WAI
30% of
60,000,000
18,000,000
Undetermined
Notes:
BBR = Bristol Bay red king crab
BSS = Bering Sea snow crab
EBT = Eastern Bering Sea Tanner crab
WBT = Western Bering Sea Tanner crab
PIK = Pribilof Islands red/blue king crab
SMB = St. Matthew blue king crab
EAG = Eastern Aleutian Islands golden king crab
WAG = Western Aleutian Islands golden king crab
WAI = Western Aleutian Islands red king crab
- A crab year is July 1 through June 30 of the following calendar year.
- Annual IPQ = (PQS held/QS pool for fishery) x annual TAC for IPQ.
- Amounts greater than cap may be initially issued to, or used by, a person under "grandfather" rules.
- IPQ Use Caps are computed using current year ratios of PQS:IPQ.
- "Undetermined" means the TAC has not been announced for the year; therefore, the IPQ cap cannot be computed at this time.
- In addition to these use caps, a person may not use more than 60 percent of the IPQ issued in the BSS crab fishery with a North region designation during a crab fishing year.
- Starting with the 2006/07 crab fishing year, Bering Sea (C.bairdi) Tanner crab are managed as two stocks and fisheries: Eastern and Western Bering Sea (C. bairdi) Tanner crab (EBT and WBT, respectively).
- Use caps and related regulations are found at 50 CFR Part 680, at ยง680.42
- For each regionalized fishery, computing accurate, matching amounts of Class A CVO IFQ and IPQ within each region required using separately computed regional ratios of PQS:IPQ. The resulting IPQ fishery cap is the greater number of IPQ pounds from the computations of PQS/IPQ using each of the two regional ratios. Note that although EAG is subject to regionalization, all QS and PQS was initially issued for the South region.