Aleutian Islands Pollock Fishery
About the Fishery
Pollock trawler in Dutch Harbor. Photo: NOAA Fisheries
In February 2005, NMFS issued a final rule that provided for the implementation of Amendment 82 to the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area. Amendment 82 establishes a framework for the management of the Aleutian Islands subarea (AI) directed pollock fishery. The FMP Amendment was proposed by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to implement a provision of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004, which requires that the AI directed pollock fishery be allocated to the Aleut Corporation for the purpose of economic development in Adak, Alaska.
Harvesting vessels and processing entities are nominated by the Aleut Corporation but must be approved by NMFS. Unless specifically exempted by this action, nominees must have all federal permits required to participate in the AI Pollock fishery. NMFS notifies both the Aleut Corporation and nominees of approval results.
- 70 FR 9856, March 1, 2005. Final Rule to implement BSAI Amendment 82.
- Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004 (Public Law 108–199, Sec. 803)
Contact InformationRestricted Access Management Program
National Marine Fisheries Service
PO Box 21668
Juneau, AK 99802-1668
Phone: (907) 586-7474 or 586-7202 (option #2)
Phone: (800) 304-4846 (option #2)
Fax: (907) 586-7354
Email: RAM Program