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National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office

American Fisheries Act

American Fisheries Act (AFA) Pollock Fisheries Management

American Seafoods factory trawler
    Factory trawler. Photo: American Seafoods


Bering Sea Subarea Inshore Cooperative Allocations



Permits, Scale Inspections, and Online Services


Cooperative Information Tables


Cooperative Reports


Amendments

  • BSAI Amendment 106 (AFA Vessel Replacement)
    • 79 FR 54590, September 12, 2014. Final Rule to implement Amendment 106 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI. This amendment allows the owner of an AFA vessel to rebuild or replace an AFA vessel without any limitation on the length, weight, or horsepower of the rebuilt or replacement vessel when the rebuilt or replacement vessel is operating in the BSAI. Effective October 14, 2014.
    • 79 FR 34696, June 18, 2014. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 106 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) that would allow AFA vessel owners to rebuild or replace their vessels without limitation to length, weight, or horsepower when the vessel is operating in the BSAI area. Comment period through August 4, 2014.
    • 79 FR 31914, June 03, 2014. Notice of availability of Amendment 106 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the BSAI to allow AFA vessel owners to rebuild or replace their vessels and remove obsolete vessels from the fishery. Comment period through August 4, 2014.
    • Secretarial Review Draft RIR/IRFA for a Proposed Amendment 106 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands - AFA Vessel Replacement, May 2014
  • BSAI Amendment 97 - Trawl Catcher/Processor Vessel Replacement (AFA and Amendment 80 vessels)
    • 77 FR 59852, October 1, 2012. Regulations to implement Amendment 97 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI. Amendment 97 allows the owner of a trawl catcher/processor vessel authorized to participate in the Amendment 80 catch share program to replace that vessel with a vessel that meets certain requirements.
    • Discussion Paper: Trawl Catcher/Processor Vessel Replacement (AFA and Amendment 80 vessels)
      • The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) requested a discussion paper...continued >>
    • Final RIR/EA/IRFA for Amendment 97 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI - Amendment 80 Vessel Replacement, June 2012; FONSI, June 2012
    • NMFS Letter re: application of sideboards when an AFA vessel is fishing on behalf of a CDQ group, July 2011


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