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2018 National Catch Shares Program Update

As of December 31, 2018, there were 16 catch share programs in operation.
July 29, 2019 - Other Reports ,

The Design and Use of Limited Access Privilege Programs

Helps councils and NOAA Fisheries design and implement limited access…
June 02, 2019 - Technical Memo ,

Catch Share and Limited Access Programs in Alaska

Alaska fishery management programs that allocate a specific percentage of the total allowable catch or prohibited species catch allowance to individuals, cooperatives, communities, or other entities. Catch Share includes more specific programs defined in…

Rebounding Populations and New Flexibility Boost Catches by West Coast Groundfish Fleet

West Coast trawl fishermen caught almost 14 million pounds of fish in 2018…
April 15, 2019 - Feature Story ,
Fishermen aboard the F/V Miss Sue participate in a midwater rockfish exempted fishing permit.

Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program - Federal Register Rules and Notices

NOAA Fisheries is opening directed fishing for sablefish with fixed gear managed under the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program and the Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. The season will open 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 15,…

Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program

The primary objectives of the Alaska halibut and sablefish IFQ Program are to: eliminate gear conflicts; address safety concerns, and improve product quality.

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Crab Rationalization Program

The Crab Rationalization Program allocates crab resources among harvesters, processors, and coastal communities for nine BSAI crab fisheries

Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA) Rockfish Program

The rockfish fisheries are conducted in Federal waters near Kodiak, Alaska, by trawl and longline vessels. The Rockfish Program allocates harvest privileges to holders of License Limitation Program (LLP) groundfish licenses with a history of Central Gulf…

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Amendment 80 Groundfish Trawl Fishery in Alaska

Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Fishery Management Plan Amendment 80 allocated serveral BSAI non-pollock trawl groundfish species among trawl fishery sectors, and facilitated the formation of harvesting cooperatives in the non-American Fisheries…

Aleutian Islands Pollock Fishery in Alaska

In 2005, Amendment 82 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area established a framework for the management of the Aleutian Islands subarea (AI) directed pollock fishery. The FMP Amendment…