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Alaska Scallop Management Results

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Scallop Fisheries Management in Alaska

The Alaska scallop fishery harvests weathervane scallops (Patinopecten caurinus).

Permits and Licenses Issued in Alaska

Over half of all federally managed fishery resources in the United States are harvested from Federal waters off Alaska in commercial, sport, and subsistence fisheries. The Alaska Region partners with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council

License Limitation Program in Alaska

The License Limitation Program (LLP) is for commercial groundfish fisheries within the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area (BSAI), commercial crab fisheries in the BSAI, and commercial scallop fisheries in the BSAI and GOA.

Regulations, Acts, Treaties, and Agreements for Federal Fisheries in Alaska

The following U.S. regulations and acts, as well as international treaties and agreements affect the management of the fisheries in the exclusive economic zone off Alaska.

Alaska Scallop License Limitation Program Application Forms

A federal Scallop License Limitation Program (SLLP) license is required onboard any vessel deployed in scallop fisheries in Federal waters off Alaska (except for some diving operations). The SLLP is intended to limit the number of participants and reduce
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Recordkeeping and Reporting for Federal Fisheries in Alaska

All U.S. vessels harvesting Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) fish and shoreside processors, stationary floating processors, and motherships receiving EEZ fish are required to hold a Federal permit and thus comply with recordkeeping and reporting requirements

Sustainable Fisheries in Alaska

Alaska produces about 60 percent of seafood harvested domestically in the United States. That’s about 6 billion pounds annually, valued at nearly $2 billion. Alaska is also home to the nation’s largest fishery by volume: pollock.
Westward Seafoods in Unalaska, Alaska

Recordkeeping and Reporting in Alaska - Federal Register Rules and Notices

NOAA Fisheries issues regulations to modify the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the groundfish fisheries in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands management areas. This rule is organized into four actions. Under the first
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Effective
12/13/2019

Amendment 13 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska

NOAA Fisheries announces approval of Amendment 13 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Scallop fishery off Alaska. Amendment 13 implements an annual catch limit and accountability measures to prevent overfishing in the target fishery for
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Effective
12/13/2019

Amendment 12 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska

NOAA Fisheries issues a final rule that implements Amendment 88 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area. This amendment revises the Aleutian Islands Habitat Conservation Area boundary to
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Effective
12/13/2019