Crab Rationalization Harvest QS & IFQ Use Caps For Fishery Year:
2019/2020
Prepared: Jun 30, 2020
These notes apply to all of the following QS/IFQ Tables:
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 IFQ = (QS held/QS pool for fishery) x annual TAC for IFQ.
- Amounts greater than cap may be initially issued to, or used by, a person under "grandfather" rules.
- IFQ Use Caps are computed using current year ratios of QS:IFQ.
- "Undetermined" means the TAC has not been announced for the year; therefore, the IPQ cap cannot be computed at this time.
-For these caps, a person's QS holdings and IFQ use are computed on an "individual and collective" basis.
- 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
Permanent CVO/CPO QS Use Caps, and IFQ Use Caps for Persons Other Than CDQ
Groups and Non-Individual PQS Holders
Permanent QS Use Caps
2019/2020 Annual IFQ
Use Caps
Crab QS Fishery
% of Initial QS Pool for
CVO/CPO (QS Units)
CVO/CPO Use Caps
(QS Units)
CVO/CPO IFQ Caps
(Raw Crab Pounds)
BBR
1% of
388,000,000
3,880,000
33,162
BSS
1% of
970,000,000
9,700,000
296,724
EBT
1% of
194,000,000
1,940,000
Undetermined
WBT
1% of
194,000,000
1,940,000
Undetermined
PIK
2% of
29,100,000
582,000
Undetermined
SMB
2% of
29,100,000
582,000
Undetermined
EAG
10% of
9,700,000
970,000
376,258
WAG
10% of
38,800,000
3,880,000
250,551
WAI
10% of
58,200,000
5,820,000
Undetermined
 
 
Permanent CVC/CPC QS Use Caps and IFQ Use Caps for Individuals
Permanent QS Use Caps
2019/2020 Annual IFQ
Use Caps
Crab QS Fishery
% of Initial QS Pool for
CVC/CPC (QS Units)
CVC/CPC Use Caps
(QS Units)
CVC/CPC IFQ Caps
(Raw Crab Pounds)
BBR
2% of
12,000,000
240,000
2,051
BSS
2% of
30,000,000
600,000
18,354
EBT
2% of
6,000,000
120,000
Undetermined
WBT
2% of
6,000,000
120,000
Undetermined
PIK
4% of
900,000
36,000
Undetermined
SMB
4% of
900,000
36,000
Undetermined
EAG
20% of
300,000
60,000
23,274
WAG
20% of
1,200,000
240,000
15,498
WAI
20% of
1,800,000
360,000
Undetermined
Permanent CVO/CPO QS Use Caps, and IFQ Use Caps for CDQ Groups that do not Hold PQS
Permanent QS Use Caps
2019/2020 Annual IFQ
Use Caps
Crab QS Fishery
% of Initial QS Pool for
CVO/CPO (QS Units)
CVO/CPO Use Caps
(QS Units)
CVO/CPO IFQ Caps
(Raw Crab Pounds)
BBR
5% of
388,000,000
19,400,000
165,810
BSS
5% of
970,000,000
48,500,000
1,483,619
EBT
5% of
194,000,000
9,700,000
Undetermined
WBT
5% of
194,000,000
9,700,000
Undetermined
PIK
10% of
29,100,000
2,910,000
Undetermined
SMB
10% of
29,100,000
2,910,000
Undetermined
EAG
20% of
9,700,000
1,940,000
752,515
WAG
20% of
38,800,000
7,760,000
501,101
WAI
20% of
58,200,000
11,640,000
Undetermined
 
 
Permanent CVO/CPO QS Use Caps, and IFQ Use Caps for Non-Individual PQS Holders Including CDQ
Groups
Permanent QS Use Caps
2019/2020 Annual IFQ
Use Caps
Crab QS Fishery
% of Initial QS Pool for
CVO/CPO (QS Units)
CVO/CPO Use Caps
(QS Units)
CVO/CPO IFQ Caps
(Raw Crab Pounds)
BBR
5% of
388,000,000
19,400,000
165,810
BSS
5% of
970,000,000
48,500,000
1,483,619
EBT
5% of
194,000,000
9,700,000
Undetermined
WBT
5% of
194,000,000
9,700,000
Undetermined
PIK
5% of
29,100,000
1,455,000
Undetermined
SMB
5% of
29,100,000
1,455,000
Undetermined
EAG
5% of
9,700,000
485,000
188,129
WAG
5% of
38,800,000
1,940,000
125,275
WAI
5% of
58,200,000
2,910,000
Undetermined