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Alaska Groundfish Harvest Specifications Changes 2019-20

NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region manages the Federal groundfish fisheries and prohibited species catch (PSC) limits off Alaska through regulations at 50 CFR 679. These regulations allow for changes during the fishing year to the total allowable catch (TAC),
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Effective
10/19/2019

Amendment 120 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and Amendment 108 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska

If approved, Amendment 120 would limit the number of catcher/processors (C/Ps) acting as motherships receiving and processing Pacific cod from catcher vessels (CVs) directed fishing for Pacific cod in the BSAI non-Community Development Quota (CDQ)
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Comments Close
10/28/2019

2019–2020 Alaska Groundfish Harvest Specifications

The Inseason Management Branch monitors the catch rates of groundfish and prohibited species according to the catch limits and allocations by gear, sector, and seasonal apportionments proscribed in regulation and found in the harvest specifications.

Ecosystem Status Reports for the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

The goals of the Ecosystem Status Reports are to provide stronger links between ecosystem research and fishery management and spur new understanding of the connections between ecosystem components by bringing together the results of diverse research

Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Alaska Groundfish Harvest Specifications for the BSAI and GOA Fisheries

  EIS No. 20070004, Final EIS, NOA, AK, Alaska Groundfish Harvest Specifications Project, Establish Harvest Strategy for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Groundfish Fisheries, AK, Wait Period Ends: 2/12
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Published
10/19/2019

Seabird Bycatch Estimates for Alaska Groundfish Fisheries: 2018

The focus of this report is to add and describe seabird bycatch data for 2018. This report presents bycatch estimates from the following gear types: demersal longline, pelagic trawl, non-pelagic trawl, and pot. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/AKR-20
May 01, 2019 - Technical Memo ,

2017 Economic Status of the Groundfish Fisheries Off Alaska

The commercial FMP groundfish fisheries off Alaska had a total catch of 2.3 million metric tons (mt) in 2017 (including catch in federal and state waters) (Fig. 3.1 and Table 1), a decrease of 0.14% from 2016. Groundfish accounted for 81% of Alaska’s 2017
April 24, 2019 - Assessments ,

Alaska Catch Accounting System

The Alaska Catch Accounting System quantifies total catch to allow the inseason monitoring and management of the groundfish fisheries. Total catch means both the catch that is retained and the catch that is discarded. Estimates of total catch are used to

Alaska Groundfish Harvest Specifications Changes 2018-19

NOAA Fisheries Alaska Region manages the Federal groundfish fisheries and prohibited species catch (PSC) limits off Alaska through regulations at 50 CFR 679. These regulations allow for changes during the fishing year to the total allowable catch (TAC),
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Effective
10/19/2019