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Fishery Management Plan Amendments

Amendments to Fishery Management Plans


Arctic

Amendments Notice of Availability and/or Proposed Rule Analysis Decision Information
Amendment 1 77 FR 47356, August 08, 2012. Notice of availability of EFH amendments: Groundfish BSAI Amendment 98, Groundfish GOA Amendment 90, BSAI Crab Amendment 40, Scallop Amendment 15, and Arctic Amendment 1. Comment period through October 9, 2012. Final EA Approved: 10/31/12
FMP

74 FR 27498, June 10, 2009. Proposed rule to implement the FMP for Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area and Amendment 29 to the FMP for Bering Sea/ Aleutian Islands King and Tanner Crabs. Public comment period through July 27, 2009.

74 FR 24757, May 26, 2009. Notice of availability of the FMP for Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area and Amendment 29 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs. Public comment period through July 27, 2009.

Final EA/RIR/IRFA

FONSI

Approved: 08/17/09

BSAI Crab

Amendments Notice of Availability and/or Proposed Rule Analysis Decision Information
Amendment 42

78 FR 15677, March 12, 2013. Notice of availability of Amendment 42 to the BSAI King and Tanner Crabs FMP to revise the annual economic data reports currently required of participants in the Crab Rationalization Program fisheries. Comment period through May 13, 2013.

78 FR 17341, March 21, 2013. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 42 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs. Comment period through April 22, 2013.

RIR/IRFA Approved: 06/05/13
Amendment 41

78 FR 6279, February 1, 2013. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 41 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs to establish a process whereby holders of regionally designated individual fishing quota (IFQ) and individual processor quota (IPQ) in six CR Program fisheries may receive an exemption from regional delivery requirements in the North or South Region. Comment period through March 1, 2013.

77 FR 74161, December 13, 2012. Notice of availability of Amendment 41 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs. Comment period through February 11, 2013.

RIR/IRFA

Categorical Exclusion

Effective: 06/14/13
Amendment 40 77 FR 47356, August 08, 2012. Notice of availability of Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) amendments: Groundfish BSAI Amendment 98, Groundfish GOA Amendment 90, BSAI Crab Amendment 40, Scallop Amendment 15, and Arctic Amendment 1. Comment period through October 9, 2012. Final EA Approved: 10/31/12
Amendments 38-39

76 FR 25295, May 4, 2011. Notice of availability of Amendments 38 and 39 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs to specify annual catch limits and accountability measures for each crab stock. Comment period through July 5, 2011.

Final EA Approved: 8/2/11
Amendment 37

76 FR 8700, February 15, 2011. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 37 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs to establish a process for eligible contract signatories to request that NMFS exempt holders of West-designated IFQ and IPQ in the Western Aleutian Islands golden king crab fishery from the West regional delivery requirements. Comment period through April 1, 2011.

76 FR 5556, February 1, 2011. Notice of availability of Amendment 37 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs and the Crab Rationalization Program. Comment period through April 4, 2011.

Draft RIR/IRFA

Categorical Exclusion

Approved: 04/25/11
Amendment 34

76 FR 17088, March 28, 2011. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 34 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs to exempt additional recipients of crab quota share from GOA Pacific cod and pollock harvest limits, called sideboards, which apply to some vessels and license limitation program licenses that are used to participate in these fisheries. Comment period through April 27, 2011.

76 FR 5854, March 14, 2011. Notice of availability of proposed Amendment 34. Comment period through May 13, 2011.

EA/RIR/FRFA

Approved: 06/3/11
Amendment 33 74 FR 26183, June 1, 2009. Notice of availability of Amendment 33 to the FMP for the BSAI King and Tanner Crabs to reduce the amount of fees collected under the Crab Rationalization Program. Comment period through July 31, 2009. Categorical Exclusion Approved: 09/10/09
Amendment 30

76 FR 49423, August 10, 2011. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 30 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs to modify procedures for producing and submitting documents that are required under the Arbitration System to resolve price, delivery, and other disputes between harvesters and processors. Comment period through September 9, 2011.

76 FR 44297, July 25, 2011. Notice of availability of Amendment 30 to amend the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs. Comment period through September 23, 2011.

RIR/FRFA Approved: 11/4/11
Amendment 29 74 FR 24757, May 26, 2009. Notice of availability of the FMP for Fish Resources of the Arctic Management Area and Amendment 29 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs. Public comment period through July 27, 2009. Secretarial Review Draft EA/RIR/IRFA Approved: 08/17/09
Amendment 28

73 FR 75661, December 12, 2008. Proposed regulation to implement Amendment 28 to amend the BSAI Crab Rationalization Program to allow post–delivery transfers of all types of individual fishing quota and individual processing quota to cover overages. Comment period through January 26, 2009.

73 FR 71598, November 25, 2008. Notice of availability of Amendment 28 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs. Comment period through January 24, 2009. (Date is incorrect in FR notice)

Secretarial Review Draft RIR/IRFA Approval: 02/23/09, and Final Rule
Amendment 27

73 FR 54346, September 19, 2008. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 27 to the FMP for the BSAI King and Tanner Crab Fishery to implement the statutory requirements of section 122(e) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act that specifically directs NMFS to modify how IPQ use caps apply to a person who is custom processing opilio crab in the North Region, clarify that for other crab fisheries, IPQ crab that is processed at a facility through contractual arrangements with the facility owners would not be applied against the IPQ use cap of the facility owners provided specific conditions are met, and modify IPQ use caps that limit the amount of IPQ that may be used at a facility by persons processing Eastern Aleutian Islands golden king crab and Western Aleutian Islands red king crab. Comment period through November 3, 2008.

73 FR 52806, September 11, 2008. Notice of availability of Amendment 27 to the FMP for the BSAI King and Tanner Crab Fishery. Comment period through November 10, 2008.

RIR/IRFA Approved: 05/28/09
Amendment 26

73 FR 16830, March 31, 2008. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 26 to exempt permanently quota share issued to crew members, and the annual harvest privileges derived from that quota share, from requirements for delivery to specific processors, delivery within specific geographic regions, and participation in an arbitration system to resolve price disputes. Comment period through May 15, 2008.

73 FR 15118, March 21, 2008. Notice of availability of Amendment 26. Comment period through May 20, 2008.

RIR/IRFA Approved: 07/21/08
Amendment 25

73 FR 8838, February 15, 2008. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 25 to authorize conversion of catcher vessel owner quota shares and processor quota shares to newly created converted catcher processor owner quota shares. Comment period through March 17, 2008.

72 FR 5255, February 5, 2007. Proposed Rule for Amendment 25. Comment period through April 6, 2007.

RIR Approved: 04/12/07
Amendment 24

73 FR 14766, March 19, 2008. Notice of availability of Amendment 24 to specify a five- tier system for determining the status of the crab stocks managed under the FMP, establish a process for annually assigning each crab stock to a tier and for setting the overfishing and overfished levels, and reduce the number of crab stocks managed under the FMP. Comment period through May 19, 2008

Final EA Approved: 06/06/08
Amendment 23

72 FR 65539, November 21, 2007. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Groundfish Amendment 88, BSAI Crab Amendment 23, Scallop Amendment 12, and the Salmon Amendment 9, and regulatory amendments to revise the Aleutian Islands Habitat Conservation Area boundary. Comment period through January 7, 2008.

72 FR 63871, November 13, 2007. Notice of availability of Aleutian Islands Habitat Conservation Area Revision. Comment period through January 14, 2008.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA For Proposed Amendments Approved: 02/04/08
Amendment 21

71 FR 20378, April 20, 2006. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 21 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner crabs. Comment period through June 5, 2006.

71 FR 16278, March 31, 2006. Notice of availability of Amendment 21 to the FMP for the BSAI Crab Rationalization Program. Comment period through May 30, 2006.

Final RFA Approved: 06/30/06
Amendment 20

71 FR 14153, March 21, 2006. Notice of proposed rule to implement Amendment 20 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs. Comment period through May 5, 2006.

71 FR 9770, February 27, 2006. Notice of availability of Amendment 20 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crab. Comment period through April 28, 2006.

EA

FONSI

FRFA

Approved: 05/25/06
Amendment 18 & 19

69 FR 63200, October 29, 2004. Proposed regulations to implement Amendments 18 and 19 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs. Amendments 18 and 19 amend the FMP to include the Voluntary Three-Pie Cooperative Program (the Crab Rationalization Program). Comments must be received no later than December 13, 2004.

69 FR 53998, September 01, 2004. Notice of availability of Amendments 18 and 19 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs to implement the Voluntary Three-Pie Cooperative Program to allocate BSAI crab resources.

FRFA

Effective: 04/01/05

Correction

Amendment 17

68 FR 70484, December 18, 2003. Notice of availability of proposed Amendment 17, rebuilding of overfished fisheries for the BSAI king and tanner crab. Comment period through February 17, 2004.

EA
Amendments 16 and 12

71 FR 14470, March 22, 2006. Proposed rule to implement Amendments 78 and 65 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI, Amendments 73 and 65 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, Amendments 16 and 12 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs, Amendments 7 and 9 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery, and Amendments 7 and 8 to the FMP for Salmon Fisheries to revise the FMPs by identifying and describing essential fish habitat (EFH), designating habitat areas of particular concern (HAPCs), and including measures to minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects on EFH. Comment period through May 8, 2006.

Final EIS for EFH and EA/RIR/RFA for Habitat Areas of Particular Concern Approved: 05/03/06
Amendment 15 65 FR 76175, December 06, 2000. Notice of availability of Amendment 15 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs to implement a rebuilding plan to rebuild the overfished stock of St. Matthew blue king crab. Final EA Approved: 11/29/00
Amendment 14 68 FR 58501, September 29, 2000. Notice of availability of Amendment 14 to the FMP for the BSAI King and Tanner Crabs to implement a rebuilding plan for the overfished stock of Bering Sea snow crab. EA Approved: 12/28/00
Amendment 11

65 FR 11973, March 07, 2000. Notice of availability of Amendment 11 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs, May 8, 2000.

EA Approved: 06/08/00
Amendment 9 63 FR 63442, November 13, 1998. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Groundfish Amendment 59, GOA Groundfish Amendment 57 and BSAI Crab Amendment 9 to extend the Vessel Moratorium Program through December 1999. Comment period through December 14, 1998. RIR Approved: 12/16/98
Amendment 8

63 FR 56601, October 22, 1998. Notice of availability of BSAI Groundfish Amendment 55, GOA Groundfish Amendment 55, BSAI King and Tanner Crabs Amendment 8, Scallop Amendment 5, and Salmon Amendment 5 to describe and identify essential fish habitat in Alaska, and risks to that habitat, for groundfish, scallops, salmon, and king and Tanner crabs. Comment period through December 21, 1998.

Final EA Approved: 01/20/99
Amendment 7 63 FR 66112, December 1, 1998. Notice of availability of Amendment 7 for the Crab FMP and Amendment 6 for the Scallop FMP to revise definitions of overfishing, maximum sustainable yield, and optimum yield for the crab and scallop fisheries. EA Approved: 03/03/99
Amendment 6

61 FR 36702, July 12, 1996. Notice of availability of GOA Groundfish Amendment 47, BSAI Groundfish Amendment 47, and Crab Amendment 6. Amendments 47 and 47 to the groundfish FMPs to establish an interim groundfish observer program to supersede the Research Plan and authorize mandatory groundfish observer coverage requirements for 1997. Amendment 6 to the crab FMP would remove reference to the Research Plan. Comment period through September 9, 1996.

61 FR 40380, August 02, 1996. NMFS issues a proposed rule that would implement Amendment 47 to the GOA Groundfish FMP, Amendment 47 to the BSAI Groundfish FMP and Amendment 6 to the Crab FMP. Comment period through September 16, 1996.

EA/RIR/FRFA Approved: 10/03/96
Amendment 4

60 FR 22542, May 08, 1995. Notice of availability of revised Amendment 23 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI, revised Amendment 28 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, and Revised BSAI Crab Amendment 4 to implement a moratorium for a temporary period on the entry of new vessels into the groundfish, crab, and halibut fisheries.

59 FR 28827, June 03, 1994. Proposed rule to implement a moratorium for a temporary period on the entry of new vessels into the groundfish, crab, and halibut fisheries contained in proposed Amendment 23 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI, proposed Amendment 28 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, proposed Amendment 4 to the FMP for the commercial King and Tanner Crab Fisheries in the BSAI, and a proposed regulatory amendment affecting the Pacific halibut fishery in the waters in and off of Alaska.

Final EA/RIR

Approved: 09/11/95

Correction

Amendment 3 59 FR 26780, May 24, 1994. Notice of availability of Amendment 30 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, Amendment 27 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI, and Amendment 3 to the FMP for the Commercial King and Tanner Crab Fisheries of the BSAI. These amendments would incorporate the provisions of the North Pacific Fisheries Research Plan into each FMP. Comments due by July 18, 1994. EA/RIR Approved: 08/15/94
Amendment 2      
Amendment 1     Effective: 2/26/1991
FMP

49 FR 33033, August 20, 1984. Proposed rule to implement a FMP for the king crab fishery in the BSAI area. Comment period through September 28, 1984

52 FR 8319, March 17, 1987. Proposed rule to repeal the Tanner crab FMP while Council prepares a new FMP. Comment period through April 22, 1987.

53 FR 52749, December 28, 1988. Notice of availability of a new draft EA/RIR/IRFA and a new draft FMP for the BSAI King and Tanner crab fisheries. Comment period through January 17, 1988.

54 FR 9072, March 3, 1989. Notice of availability of the FMP for the Commercial King and Tanner Crab Fisheries in the BSAI

Federal Assessment

Effective: 12/02/1984

Approved: 04/21/1986

ER Repeal: 11/01/1986 - 01/29/1987

SA Repeal Effective: 04/29/1987

Repeal Extended: 01/29/87

Effective: 06/02/1989


BSAI Groundfish

Amendments Notice of Availability and/or Proposed Rule Analysis Decision Information
Amendment 106

79 FR 31914, June 03, 2014. Notice of availability of Amendment 106 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. This amendment would allow AFA vessel owners to rebuild or replace their vessels and remove obsolete vessels from the fishery. Comment period through August 4, 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.

Draft RIR/IRFA

Categorical Exclusion

Amendment 105

79 FR 36702, June 30, 2014. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 105 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area. Comment period through July 30, 2014.

79 FR 33889, June 13, 2014. Notice of availability of Amendment 105 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. This amendment would establish a process for Western Alaska Community Development Quota groups and cooperatives to exchange quota of one of three flatfish for an equal amount of another of these three flatfish species. Comment period through August 12, 2014.

Draft RIR/IRFA
Amendment 102

78 FR 68390, November 14, 2013. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 102 to the BSAI Groundfish FMP to create a Community Quota Entity (CQE) Program in halibut IFQ regulatory area 4B and the sablefish Aleutian Islands regulatory area. Comment period through December 16, 2013.

78 FR 65602, November 01, 2013. Notice of availability of Amendment 102 to the BSAI Groundfish FMP to implement a CQE program for sablefish in the BSAI similar to the existing program in the GOA. Comment period through December 31, 2013.

Draft RIR Approved: 01/30/14
Amendment 100

79 FR 27557, May 14, 2014. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 100 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 91 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. Comment period through June 13, 2014.

79 FR 25558, May 05, 2014. Notice of availability of Amendment 100 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 91 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to add grenadiers to the ecosystem component category. Comment period through July 7, 2014.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA  
Amendment 99

78 FR 63951, October 25, 2013. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 99 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the BSAI. Comment period through November 25, 2013.

78 FR 59908, September 30, 2013. Notice of availability of Amendment 99 to the FMP for the Groundfish of the BSAI to enable the holders of LLP licenses authorizing a designated vessel to catch and process Pacific cod in the BSAI hook-and-line fisheries to use newly built or existing vessels that are not eligible under current vessel length and capacity restrictions. Comment period through November 29, 2013.

Draft RIR Approved: 12/9/13
Amendment 98 77 FR 47356, August 08, 2012. Notice of availability of EFH amendments: Groundfish BSAI Amendment 98, Groundfish GOA Amendment 90, BSAI Crab Amendment 40, Scallop Amendment 15, and Arctic Amendment 1. Comment period through October 9, 2012. Final EA Approved: 10/31/12

Amendment 97

77 FR 20339, April 4, 2012. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 97 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI to allow 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. Comment period through 5 p.m. Alaska local time May 4, 2012.

77 FR 13253, March 6, 2012. Notice of availability of Amendment 97 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI. Comment period through May 7, 2012.

NMFS Letter re: application of sideboards when an AFA vessel is fishing on behalf of a CDQ group, July 2011

Final EA/RIR/IRFA

Approved: 02/17/12
Amendments 95 and 96

75 FR 41424, July 16, 2010. Proposed regulations to implement Amendments 95 and 96 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 87 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to would move skates from the "other species" category to the "target species" category, and meet the National Standard 1 guidelines for annual catch limits and accountability measures Comment period through August 30, 2010.

75 FR 38454, July 2, 2010. Notice of availability of Amendments 95 and 96 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI, and Amendment 87 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through August 31, 2010.

Draft RIR, Final EA for Amendments 96 and 87, Final EA for Amendment 95 Approved: 09/22/10
Amendment 94

75 FR 41123, July 15, 2010. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 94 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI to require the use of modified nonpelagic trawl gear to directed fishing for flatfish and would change the boundaries of the Northern Bering Sea Research Area to establish the Modified Gear Trawl Zone and to expand the Saint Matthew Island Habitat Conservation Area. Comment period through August 30, 2010.

75 FR 37371, June 29, 2010. Notice of availability of Amendment 94 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI. Comment period through August 30, 2010.

EA/RIR/FRFA, September 2010

Draft for Secretarial Review - EA/RIR/IRFA for Proposed Amendment 94, April 2010

Approved: 09/17/10
Amendment 93

76 FR 49417, August 10, 2011. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 93 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI to amend the BSAI Amendment 80 Program to modify the criteria for forming and participating in a harvesting cooperative. Comment period through September 9, 2011.

76 FR 45219, July 28, 2011. Notice of availability of Amendment 93 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI. Comment period through September 26, 2011

RIR/EA/FRFA

Approved: 10/27/11

76 FR 68354, November 4, 2011. Final regulations to implement Amendment 93 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI.

Amendment 92

73 FR 79773, December 30, 2008. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 92 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 82 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to remove trawl gear endorsements on licenses issued under LLP in specific management areas. Comment period through February 13, 2009.

73 FR 75659, December 12, 2008. Notice of availability of Amendment 92 to the FMPs for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 82 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through February 10, 2009.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA

FONSI

Approved: 03/16/09
Amendment 91

75 FR 14016, March 23, 2010: Proposed rule to implement Amendment 91 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI to manage Chinook salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fishery. Comments must be received by May 7, 2010.

75 FR 7228, February 18, 2010. Notice of availability of Amendment 91 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI Management Area to manage Chinook salmon bycatch in the Bering Sea pollock fishery. Comment period through April 19, 2010.

EIS/RIR and IRFA

Approved, 05/19/10

75 FR 53026, August 30, 2010. Final regulations to implement Amendment 91 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI. Effective September 29, 2010.

Amendment 90

74 FR 254, January 5, 2009. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 90 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 78 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to allow unlimited post–delivery transfers of cooperative quota. Comment period through February 17, 2009.

73 FR 76605, December 17, 2008. Notice of availability of Amendment 90 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 78 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to allow unlimited post–delivery transfers of cooperative quota. Comment period through February 17, 2009.

RIR/FRFA Approved: 03/24/09
Amendment 89

73 FR 12357, March 7, 2008. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 89 to establish Bering Sea habitat conservation measures and establish the Northern Bering Sea Research Area. Comment period through April 21, 2008.

73 FR 10415, February 27, 2008. Notice of availability of proposed Amendment 89. Comment period through April 28, 2008.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA

Final EA/RIR/IRFA
Approved
05/19/08
Amendment 88

72 FR 65539, November 21, 2007. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Groundfish Amendment 88, BSAI Crab Amendment 23, Scallop Amendment 12, and the Salmon Amendment 9, and regulatory amendments to revise the Aleutian Islands Habitat Conservation Area boundary. Comment period through January 7, 2008.

72 FR 63871, November 13, 2007. Notice of availability of Aleutian Islands Habitat Conservation Area Revision. Comment period through January 14, 2008.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA For Proposed Amendments Approved: 02/04/08
Amendment 86

77 FR 22753, April 17, 2012. Notice of public hearings to be held in April and May, 2012.

77 FR 15019, March 14, 2012. Notice of availability of Amendment 86 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 76 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to add a funding and deployment system for observer coverage to the existing North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program and amend existing observer coverage requirements for vessels and processing plants. Comment period through May 14, 2012.

EA/RIR/IRFA

Final Rule, 11/21/12

Approved: 06/07/12

Amendment 85

72 FR 5654, February 7, 2007. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 85 to modify the current allocations of BSAI Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) among various harvest sectors and seasonal apportionments thereof. Comment period through March 26, 2007.

71 FR 70943, December 7, 2006. Notice of availability of Amendment 85. Comment period through February 5, 2007.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA

Final EA/RIR/IRFA

Partially Approved: 03/7/07

Final rule to implement Amendment 85, 9/4/07

Correction, 10/24/07

Correction, 05/13/08

Amendment 84

72 FR 19454, April 18, 2007. Proposed rule for BSAI Groundfish Amendment 84 to exempt vessels participating in an ICA to reduce salmon bycatch from Chinook and chum salmon savings area closures, and exempt vessels participating in non-pollock trawl fisheries from the chum salmon savings area. Comment period through June 4, 2007.

72 FR 14069, March 26, 2007. Notice of availability of BSAI Groundfish Amendment 84. Comment period through May 25, 2007.

EA/RIR/FRFA

FONSI

Approved 6/22/07
Amendment 82

69 FR 70589, December 07, 2004. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 82 to the FMP for groundfish of the BSAI, to establish a framework for management of the Aleutian Islands subarea directed pollock fishery. Comment period through January 21, 2005

69 FR 67107, November 16, 2004. Notice of availability of proposed Amendment 82 to the FMP for groundfish of the BSAI, to establish a framework for management of the Aleutian Islands subarea directed pollock fishery. Comment period through January 18, 2005

EA/RIR Approved: 02/09/05
Amendment 80

72 FR 30052, May 30, 2007. Proposed Rule to implement BSAI Groundfish Amendment 80 to establish a limited access privilege program (LAPP) for the non-AFA trawl catcher/processor sector. Comment period through June 29, 2007.

72 FR 21198, April 30, 2007. Notice of availability of BSAI Groundfish Amendment 80. Comment period through June 29, 2007.

EA/RIR/FRFA Approved: 07/26/07
Amendments 78 and 65

71 FR 14470, March 22, 2006. Proposed rule to implement Amendments 78 and 65 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI, Amendments 73 and 65 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, Amendments 16 and 12 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs, Amendments 7 and 9 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery, and Amendments 7 and 8 to the FMP for Salmon Fisheries to revise the FMPs by identifying and describing essential fish habitat (EFH), designating habitat areas of particular concern (HAPCs), and including measures to minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects on EFH. Comment period through May 8, 2006.

Final EIS for EFH and EA/RIR/RFA for Habitat Areas of Particular Concern Approved: 05/03/06
Amendment 73 73 FR 53816, September 17, 2008. Notice of availability of Amendment 73 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 77 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to remove dark rockfish from both fishery management plans. Comment period through November 17, 2008. EA/RIR/IRFA Approved 12/15/08
Amendment 66

65 FR 44018, July 17, 2000. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 66 to remove the allocation of squid to the CDQ Program. Comment Period through August 31, 2000.

65 FR 34434, May 30, 2000. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 66.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA

Approved: 08/30/00

Correction: 3/22/01

Amendment 62 74 FR 14950, April 2, 2009. Notice of availability of Amendment 62/62 to revise the BSAI FMP description of the Catcher Vessel Operational Area and remove the obsolete sunset date for inshore/offshore sector allocations of pollock and Pacific cod in the GOA. Comment period through June 1, 2009. EA/RIR Approved 07/01/09
Amendment 59 63 FR 63442, November 13, 1998. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Groundfish Amendment 59, GOA Groundfish Amendment 57 and BSAI Crab Amendment 9 to extend the Vessel Moratorium Program through December 1999. Comment period through December 14, 1998. RIR Approved: 12/16/98
Amendment 58

64 FR 71390, December 21, 1999. Proposed rule to implement BSAI FMP Amendment 58 to reduce the annual trawl bycatch limit for Chinook salmon and revise the Chinook Salmon Savings Area.

64 FR 60157, November 4, 1999. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 58.

EA/RIR/IRFA Approved: 02/02/00
Amendment 57 64 FR 73003, December 29, 1999. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 57 to 1) prohibit the use of nonpelagic trawl gear in the directed pollock fisheries of the BSAI; 2) revise the existing performance standard for pelagic trawl gear; 3) reduce crab and halibut bycatch limits for the BSAI groundfish trawl fisheries. Comment period through February 14, 2000. Draft EA Approved: 03/08/00
Amendment 56

63 FR 64034, November 18, 1998. Correction to the notice of availability of Amendments 56/56.

63 FR 57094, October 26, 1998. Notice of availability of Amendment 56 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA and Amendment 56 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI to revise the definition of overfishing levels (OFL). Comment period through December 28, 1998.

Final EA Approved: 01/27/99
Amendment 55

63 FR 56601, October 22, 1998. Notice of availability of BSAI Groundfish Amendment 55, GOA Groundfish Amendment 55, BSAI King and Tanner Crabs Amendment 8, Scallop Amendment 5, and Salmon Amendment 5 to describe and identify essential fish habitat in Alaska, and risks to that habitat, for groundfish, scallops, salmon, and king and Tanner crabs. Comment period through December 21, 1998.

Final EA Approved: 01/20/99
Amendment 53

63 FR 23261, April 28, 1998. Proposed rule to implement BSAI FMP Amendment 53 to allocate shortraker rockfish and rougheye rockfish (SR/RE) in the Aleutian Islands subarea (AI) between vessels using trawl gear and vessels using non-trawl gear.

63 FR 16223, April 2, 1998. Notice of availability of BSAI FMP Amendment 53.

Final EA Approved: 07/22/98
Amendment 51

63 FR 57996, October 29, 1998. Proposed Rule to implement Amendment 51 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 51 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to establish inshore/offshore pollock allocations in the BSAI and Pacific cod allocations in the GOA. Comment period through December 14, 1998.

63 FR 49540, September 16, 1998. Notice of availability of Amendment 51 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 51 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through November 16, 1998.

Final EA Approved: 12/15/98
Amendment 50

63 FR 10583, March 04, 1998. Proposed Rule to implement GOA Groundfish Amendment 50 and BSAI Groundfish Amendment 50 authorize the voluntary donation of Pacific halibut taken as bycatch in specified groundfish trawl fisheries off Alaska. Comment period through April 20, 1998.

63 FR 5777, February 04, 1998. Notice of availability of GOA Groundfish Amendment 50 and BSAI Groundfish Amendment 50. Comment period through April 6, 1998.

Final EA/RIR Approved: 07/13/98
Amendment 49

62 FR 34429, June 26, 1997. Proposed regulations to implement BSAI Amendment 49 to improve Retention/ Improved Utilization (IR/IU) of pollock, Pacific cod, yellowfin sole, and rock sole.

62 FR 30835, June 05, 1997. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 49.

Final EA/RIR/FRFA Approved: 09/03/97
Amendment 48

69 FR 44634, July 27, 2004. Proposed rule to implement Amendments 48/48 to the FMPs for Groundfish of the GOA and BSAI - changes to the annual harvest specification process. Comment period through September 10, 2004.

69 FR 42128, July 14, 2004. Notice of availability of Amendments 48/48 to the FMPs for Groundfish of the GOA and BSAI. Comment period through September 13, 2004.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA Approved: 10/12/04
Amendment 47

61 FR 40380, August 02, 1996. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 47 to the GOA Groundfish FMP, Amendment 47 to the BSAI Groundfish FMP and Amendment 6 to the Crab FMP. Comment period through September 16, 1996.

61 FR 36702, July 12, 1996. Notice of availability of GOA Groundfish Amendment 47, BSAI Groundfish Amendment 47, and Crab Amendment 6. Amendments 47 and 47 to the groundfish FMPs to establish an interim groundfish observer program to supersede the Research Plan and authorize mandatory groundfish observer coverage requirements for 1997. Amendment 6 to the crab FMP would remove reference to the Research Plan. Comment period through September 9, 1996.

EA/RIR/FRFA Approved: 10/03/96
Amendment 46

61 FR 43325, August 22, 1996. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 46 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI.

61 FR 43035, August 20, 1996. Notice of availability of Amendment 46 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery in the BSAI to allocate the BSAI Pacific cod total allowable catch (TAC) among vessels using trawl gear, fixed gear (hook-and-line and pot), and jig gear and would provide authority for the fixed gear allocation to be divided into seasonal allowances.

EA/RIR Approved: 11/07/96
Amendment 45

63 FR 46993, September 03, 1998. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 45 to reauthorize the allocation of CDQ pollock. Comment period through October 19, 1998

63 FR 41782, August 5, 1998. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 45.

Final EA/RIR/FRFA Approved: 11/04/98
Amendment 44

61 FR 54145, October 07, 1996. Notice of availability of Amendment 44/44 to the GOA and BSAI FMPs for Groundfish to revise definitions of acceptable biological catch (ABC) and overfishing levels (OFLs) for groundfish species or species groups. Comment period through December 10, 1996.

Approved: 01/09/97
Amendment 42

61 FR 29729, June 12, 1996. Notice of availability of Amendment 42/42 to the BSAI and GOA FMPs to allow QS and IFQ assigned to vessels in larger size categories to be used on smaller vessels. Comment period through August 6, 1996.

61 FR 32767, June 25, 1996. NMFS issues a proposed rule to implement Amendment 42/42 to the BSAI and GOA FMPs. Comment period through August 5, 1996.

FRFA

Draft EA

Approved: 08/16/96
Amendment 41

62 FR 85, January 2, 1997. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 41.

61 FR 63814, December 02, 1996. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 41 to adjust the prohibited species catch (PSC) limits for Tanner crab (Chionoecetes bairdi) (C. bairdi) in Zones 1 and 2 of the Bering Sea. Comment period through January 31, 1997.

EA/RIR/FRFA Effective: 04/23/97
Amendment 40

62 FR 43307, August 13, 1997. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 40 to establish C. opilio Prohibited Species Caps. Comment period through September 29, 1997.

Final EA Approved: 10/15/97
Amendment 38

60 FR 46572, September 07, 1995. Notice of availability of Amendments 38 and 40 to the FMPs for the groundfish fisheries of the BSAI and GOA to allocate Pacific cod and pollock for processing by the inshore and offshore components through December 31, 1998 and to continue the CDQ program.

60 FR 48087, September 18, 1995. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 38 and GOA Amendment 40.

Final EA/RIR/FRFA and Addition to Chapter 10 Approved: 11/28/95
Amendment 37

61 FR 48113, September 12, 1996. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 37 to implement trawl closure areas in portions of Bristol Bay, adjust the prohibited species catch limit for red king crab in Zone 1 of the Bering Sea, and increase observer coverage in specified areas related to the trawl closures.

61 FR 47108, September 06, 1996. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 37.

Draft EA Effective: 01/01/97
Amendment 36

62 FR 65402, December 12, 1997. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 36 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 39 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to define a forage fish species category in both FMPs and implement associated management measures. Comment period through January 26, 1998.

62 FR 60682, November 12, 1997. Notice of availability of Amendment 36 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 39 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

Final EA Approved: 04/16/98
Amendment 34

62 FR 49464, September 22, 1997. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 34 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI to authorize an allocation of Atka mackerel to vessels using jig gear. Comment period through November 6, 1997.

62 FR 43689, August 15, 1997. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 34.

Final EA/RIR/FRFA Approved: 11/13/97
Amendment 33

61 FR 11376, March 20, 1996. Notice of availability Amendment 33 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 37 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to allow fuller use of the fishery resources by allowing persons using IFQ resulting from sablefish QS assigned to vessel categories B and C to process non-IFQ species.

61 FR 14547, April 02, 1996. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 33 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 37 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

EA Effective: 07/26/96
Amendment 32

60 FR 51452, October 02, 1995. Notice of availability of Amendment 32 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 36 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to facilitate full utilization of the allocated resources managed under the IFQ Program halibut and sablefish fixed gear fisheries in and off of Alaska. Comment period through e November 27, 1995.

RIR Effective: 02/23/96
Amendment 28

58 FR 21695, April 23, 1993. Proposed regulations to implement BSAI Amendment 28. Comment period through June 4, 1993.

58 FR 19087, April 12, 1993. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 28. Comment period through June 7, 1993.

EA/RIR Approved: 07/13/93
Amendment 27 59 FR 26780, May 24, 1994. Notice of availability of Amendment 30 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA , Amendment 27 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI, and Amendment 3 to the FMP for the Commercial King and Tanner Crab Fisheries of the BSAI. These amendments would incorporate the provisions of the North Pacific Fisheries Research Plan into each FMP. Comments due by July 18, 1994. EA/RIR Approved: 08/15/94
Amendment 26

61 FR 16456, April 15, 1996. Notice of availability of Amendments 26/29 to the BSAI and GOA FMPs to establish a voluntary Salmon Donation Program. Comment period through June 10, 1996.

61 FR 24750, May 16, 1996. Proposed rule to implement Amendments 26/29 to the BSAI and GOA FMPs to establish a voluntary Salmon Donation Program. Comment period through July 1, 1996.

Final EA/RIR Approved: 07/10/96
Amendment 25

59 FR 2817, January 19, 1994. Proposed regulations to implement BSAI Amendment 25 for effective management of the halibut PSC limit established for BSAI trawl fisheries and to provide better information on salmon and other prohibited species bycatch.

58 FR 68848, December 29, 1993. Notice of ability of BSAI Amendment 25. Comment period through February 22, 1994

Draft EA/RIR Approved: 03/25/1994
Amendment 24 58 FR 57803, October 28, 1993. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 24 to allocate the Pacific cod TAC among vessels using trawl, hook-and-line or pot gear, and jig gear.

EA/RIR/IRFA

Appendices A-I

Effective: 01/25/94
Amendment 23

60 FR 22542, May 08, 1995. Notice of availability of revised Amendment 23 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI, revised Amendment 28 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, and Revised BSAI Crab Amendment 4 to implement a moratorium for a temporary period on the entry of new vessels into the groundfish, crab, and halibut fisheries.

59 FR 28827, June 03, 1994. Proposed rule to implement a moratorium for a temporary period on the entry of new vessels into the groundfish, crab, and halibut fisheries contained in proposed Amendment 23 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI, proposed Amendment 28 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, proposed Amendment 4 to the FMP for the commercial King and Tanner Crab Fisheries in the BSAI, and a proposed regulatory amendment affecting the Pacific halibut fishery in the waters in and off of Alaska.

Final EA/RIR

Approved: 09/11/95

Correction

Amendment 22 57 FR 59072, December 14, 1992. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 27 to the GOA Groundfish fishery and Amendment 22 to the BSAI Groundfish fishery establish two trawl test areas in the GOA and one trawl test area in the BSAI. EA/RIR/IRFA
Amendment 21

57 FR 54045, November 16, 1992. Notice of availability of Amendment 21 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI to (1) establish a procedure for setting and adjusting Pacific halibut bycatch mortality limits for trawl and non-trawl gear fisheries through a regulatory amendment process rather than an FMP amendment; (2) establish Pacific halibut bycatch limits in terms of halibut mortality rather than halibut bycatch; and (3) establish FMP authority to apportion annually the non-trawl halibut bycatch mortality limit among fisheries and seasons as bycatch allowances. Comment period through January 11, 1993.

Amendment 20

56 FR 58214, November 18, 1991. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 20 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 25 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to implement the following measures: (1) year-round trawl closures in the GOA and BSAI area within 10 nautical miles (nm) of key Steller sea lion rookeries; and (2) new GOA pollock management districts, and a limitation on pollock seasonal harvest allowances specified for these districts. These actions are necessary to minimize potential adverse effects of groundfish fisheries on Steller sea lions.

56 FR 56623, November 6, 1991. Notice of availability of Amendment 20 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 25 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

EA/RIR/IRFA Effective: 01/20/92
Amendment 19

57 FR 22695, May 29, 1992. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 19 and GOA Amendment 24 to establish 1992 halibut bycatch limits for trawl and non-trawl gear in the BSAI and authorize amendments to regulations that would provide for inseason time/area closures to further reduce prohibited species bycatch rates. Comment period through July 13, 1992.

57 FR 17879, April 28, 1992. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 19 and GOA Amendment 24. Comment period through June 22, 1992.

EA for Emergency Rule/Amendments 19/24

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA

Approved: 09/23/92

Correction to 57 FR 43296

Correction to 57 FR 43296

Amendment 18

57 FR 46133, October 7, 1992. Proposed rule to implement a revision of BSAI Amendment 18 to continue an allocation of pollock between inshore and offshore components in the BSAI and revise the BSAI catcher vessel operational area, and clarify regulations implementing portions of Amendment 18 to the BSAI FMP and Amendment 23 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

57 FR 45602, October 2, 1992. Notice of availability of a revised BSAI Amendment 18 to allocate the pollock total allowable catch and continue the catcher vessel operational area.

56 FR 66009, December 20, 1991. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 18 and GOA Amendment 23.

56 FR 64738, December 12, 1991. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 18 and GOA Amendment 23.

Final EIS

RIR/IRFA

EA/RIR/IRFA

Effective: 01/19/1993. Final rule to implement a revision of BSAI Amendment 18 and clarify regulations that implement portions of BSAI Amendment 18 and GOA Amendment 23.

Effective: 06/01/1992. Final rule to implement portions of BSAI Amendment 18 and GOA Amendment 23.

Amendment 17

56 FR 63487, December 4, 1991. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 22 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA and Amendment 17 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI to: (1) establish a new management subarea in the BSAI; (2) establish closure areas around BSAI walrus haulouts; (3) remove statistical Area 68; and (4) allow the NMFS Alaska Regional Office Director to authorize experimental fishing permits.

56 FR 56355, November 4, 1991. Notice of availability of Amendment 22 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA and Amendment 17 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI.

EA/RIR/IRFA Approved: 8/15/91
Amendment 16

Amendment 16a

56 FR 15063, April 15, 1991. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 16a to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI to establish herring bycatch measures for trawl fisheries, close areas due to bycatch, and limit the amount of pollock that can be taken in the directed bottom trawl pollock fishery.

56 FR 10527, March 13, 1991. Notice of Amendment 16a to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI.

56 FR 2981, January 25, 1991. Correction to 56 FR 1612.

56 FR 1612, January 16, 1991. Prosed revision to Amendment 16 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 21 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

55 FR 50727, December 10, 1990. Notice of availability of a resubmitted portion of BSAI Amendment 16.

55 FR 43063, October 25, 1990. Correction to 55 FR 38347

55 FR 38347, September 18, 1990. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 16 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 21 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

55 FR 33340, August 15, 1990. Notice of availability of Amendment 16 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 21 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to (1) extend and modify crab and halibut bycatch management measures, including the adoption of an incentive program to impose sanctions on vessels with excessively high bycatch rates; (2) amend the definition of overfishing; (3) establish a procedure to specify interim harvest levels until superseded by publication of final annual groundfish specifications in the Federal Register; and (4) permit legal fishing gear to be defined by regulatory amendment.

EA/RIR/IRFA

Final rule - Amd 16a. Effective: 07/12 and 08/12/1991

Interim rule- Amd 16. Effective: 05/10/1991

Effective: 01/24/1991

Amendment 15

57 FR 57130, December 3, 1992. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 15 and GOA Amendment 20 to allocate future total catch quotas of Pacific halibut and sablefish among individual fishermen.. Comment period through January 11, 1993.

57 FR 49676, November 3, 1992. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 15 and GOA Amendment 20. The proposed FMP and regulatory amendments would allocate future total catch limits of Pacific halibut and sablefish among individual fishermen. Comment period through January 4, 1993.

   
Amendment 14

55 FR 37907, September 14, 1990. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 19 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA and Amendment 14 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery in the BSAI.

55 FR 33737, August 17, 1990. Notice of availability of Amendment 19 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA and Amendment 14 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery in the BSAI.

EA/RIR/IRFA Effective: 1/1/1991
Amendment 13

56 FR 5775, February 13, 1991. Technical amendment to the final rule implementing Amendment 13 to the FMP for the BSAI and Amendment 18 to the FMP for the GOA (54 FR 50386, December 6, 1989).

FR 54 51042, December 12, 1989. Proposed regulations to implement the Observer Plan provided for by Amendments 13 and 18 to the Fishery Management Plans for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Groundfish of the GOA.

54 FR 39022, September 22, 1989. Correction to 54 FR 36333, September 1, 1989.

54 FR 36333, September 1, 1989. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 13 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 18 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

54 FR 31861, August 2, 1989. Notice of availability of Amendment 13 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 18 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to: (1) Allocate sablefish TAC in the BSAI area between fixed and trawl gear; (2) establish a procedure to set fishing seasons on an annual basis by regulatory amendment; (3) create seasonal groundfish fishing closed zones around the Walrus Islands and Cape Pierce; (4) establish a new recordkeeping and data reporting system; (5) establish a new observer program on domestic fishing and/or processing vessels and at shore based processing plants; and (6) clarify the authority of the Secretary to split or combine species or species groups within the target species category.

EA

EA/RIR/IRFA

Technical amendment to 54 FR 50386

Observer Plan: Effective 02/07/1990

Correction to 54 FR 50386

54 FR 50386, Effective 12/06/1989

Amendment 12 and 12a

53 FR 30322, August 11, 1988. Notice of availability of Amendment 12 to the BSAI groundfish FMP and Amendment 17 to the GOA groundfish FMP. Comment period through October 6, 1988.

53 FR 34322, September 6, 1988. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 17 to the GOA groundfish FMP and Amendment 17 to the BSAI groundfish FMP. Comment period through October 21, 1988.

54 FR 19199, May 4, 1989. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 12A to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish of the BSAI.

Correction to 54 FR 14256

54 FR 14256, April 10, 1989. Notice of availability of Amendment 12a to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI.

 

Corrections to 54 FR 32642

Amd 12a effective: 08/08/1989 - 12/31/1990

Amd 12 effective: 05/26/1989

Amendment 11 and 11a

52 FR 32942, September 1, 1987. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 11 to the BSAI groundfish FMP. This amendment would establish a split season apportionment of pollock and change the definition of prohibited species. Comment period through October 15, 1987.

52 FR 30212, August 13, 1987. Notice of availability that BSAI groundfish Amendment 11 has been submitted for Secretarial review. Comment period through October 7, 1987.

52 FR 45215, November 25, 1987. Notice of availability of Amendment 16 to the GOA groundfish FMP and Amendment 11a to the BSAI groundfish FMP. Comment period through January 16, 1988.

52 FR 48303, December 21, 1987. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 16 to the GOA groundfish FMP and Amendment 11a to the BSAI groundfish FMP. Comment period through January 30, 1988.

Amd 11 Effective: 01/04/1988

Correction: 12/21/1987

Amd 11a Effective: 04/07/1988

Amendment 10

51 FR 45349, December 18, 1986. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 10 to the BSAI groundfish FMP. This amendment would close an area of the EEZ to all fishing, limit to the bycatch of Tanner and red king crabs as well as halibut and other flat fish, revise reporting requirements, and provide the Secretary of Commerce to make inseason changes. Comment period through January 22, 1987.

51 FR 45349, December 18, 1986. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 10 to the BSAI groundfish FMP. Comment period through January 22, 1987.

ER Approved: 01/01/1987 - 03/31/1987

ER Extension: 04/01/1987 - 04/15/1987

Effective: 03/16/1987

Amendment 9

50 FR 29240, July 18, 1985. Notice of availability that Amendment 9 to the BSAI groundfish FMP has been submitted for Secretarial review.

50 FR 33080, August 16, 1985. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 9 to the BSAI groundfish FMP. This amendment would close an area to foreign trawling, provide better catch data, implement a habitat conservation policy, and define directed fishing. Comment period through September 30, 1985.

Correction: 11/26/1985
FMP

ER Extension: 09/03/1986 - 12/02/1986

ER Extension: 01/20/1987 - 04/20/1987


GOA Groundfish

Amendments Notice of Availability and/or Proposed Rule Analysis Decision Information
Amendment 97

79 FR 35971, June 25, 2014. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 97 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA).Comment period through July 25, 2014.

79 FR 32525, June 05, 2014. Notice of availability of Amendment 97 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This amendment would limit Chinook salmon prohibited species catch in Western and Central GOA non-pollock trawl fisheries. Comment period through August 4, 2014.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA
Amendment 95

78 FR 57106, September 17, 2013. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 95 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through October 17, 2013.

78 FR 53419, August 29, 2013. Notice of availability of Amendment 95 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to establish halibut prohibited species catch (PSC) limits for the GOA; reduce the GOA halibut PSC limits for trawl and hook- and-line gear; reduce trawl halibut PSC sideboard limits for American Fisheries Act, Amendment 80, and Central GOA Rockfish Program vessels; and provide two additional management measures associated with halibut PSC accounting for Amendment 80 vessels subject to halibut PSC sideboards and for halibut PSC made by trawl vessels. Comment period through October 28, 2013.

Final EA/RIR/IRFA and FONSI Approved: 11/26/2013
Amendment 94

78 FR 14490, March 06, 2013. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 94 - revise the vessel use caps applicable to sablefish quota share held by GOA Community Quota Entities. Comment period through April 5, 2013.

78 FR 12287, February 22, 2013. Notice of availability of Amendment 94 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to revise the sablefish IFQ program to align the annual harvest, or use caps that apply to vessels fishing IFQ leased from a community quota entity (CQE) with vessel use caps applicable to non-CQE participants in the IFQ Program. Comment period through April 23, 2013.

CQE Eligible Communities Draft RIR

CQE Purchase D Shares Draft RIR

CQE Proposed Rule Draft RIR

Approved: 05/20/2013
Amendment 93

77 FR 42629, July 20, 2012. Final rule to implement Amendment 93 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. The regulations apply exclusively to the directed pollock trawl fisheries in the Central and Western Reporting Areas of the GOA. Effective August 25, 2012, except for: 50 CFR 679.21(h)(2) will be effective January 1, 2013, and 50 CFR 679.21(h)(3) will be effective August 25, 2012, until November 1, 2012

76 FR 77757, December 14, 2011. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 93 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through January 30, 2012.

76 FR 72384, November 23, 2011. Notice of availability of Amendment 93 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Amendment 93, if approved, would establish separate prohibited species catch limits in the Central and Western Regulatory Areas of the GOA for Chinook salmon. Comment period through January 23, 2012.

Final EA/RIR/IRFA and FONSI  
Amendment 91

79 FR 27557, May 14, 2014. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 100 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area and Amendment 91 to the FMP for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. Comment period through June 13, 2014.

79 FR 25558, May 05, 2014. Notice of availability of Amendment 100 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 91 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to add grenadiers to the ecosystem component category. Comment period through July 7, 2014.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA
Amendment 90 77 FR 47356, August 08, 2012. Notice of availability of EFH amendments: Groundfish BSAI Amendment 98, Groundfish GOA Amendment 90, BSAI Crab Amendment 40, Scallop Amendment 15, and Arctic Amendment 1. Comment period through October 9, 2012. Final EA Approved: 10/31/2012
Amendment 89

78 FR 36150, June 17, 2013. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 89 to the FMP for Groundfish in the GOA to establish a protection area in Marmot Bay, northeast of Kodiak Island; require the use of modified nonpelagic trawl gear when directed fishing for flatfish in the Central Regulatory Area of the GOA; and provide authority in the FMP to specify in regulation the modifications that are required to raise portions of the gear off the sea floor. Comment period through July 17, 2013.

78 FR 33040, June 03, 2013. Notice of availability of Amendment 89 to the FMP for Groundfish in the GOA. Comment period through August 2, 2013.

Secretarial Review EA/RIR/IRFA - Trawl

Secretarial Review EA/RIR/IRFA - Tanner Crab

Approved: 8/26/2013
Amendment 88

77 FR 38013, June 26, 2012. Correction to 76 FR 81248, December 27, 2011.

77 FR 2478, January 18, 2012. Correction to 76 FR 81248, December 27, 2011.

76 FR 81248, December 27, 2011. Regulations to implement Amendment 88. Effective December 27, 2011.

76 FR 52148, August 19, 2011. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 88. Comment period through September 19, 2011.

76 FR 45217, July 28, 2011. Notice of availability of Amendment 88 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to establish the Central GOA Rockfish Program. Comment period through September 26, 2011.

EA/RIR/IRFA Approved: 11/7/11
Amendment 87

75 FR 41424, July 16, 2010. Proposed regulations to implement Amendments 95 and 96 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 87 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through August 30, 2010.

75 FR 38454, July 2, 2010. Notice of availability of Amendments 95 and 96 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI - as well as Amendment 87 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through August 31, 2010.

Draft RIR, Final EA Approved: 09/22/10
Amendment 86

FR 43118, July 23, 2010. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 86 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to add a Pacific cod endorsement on licenses issued under the License Limitation Program in specific management areas if those licenses have been used on vessels that met minimum recent landing requirements using non-trawl gear, commonly known as fixed gear. Comment period through September 7, 2010.

75 FR 38452, July 2, 2010. Notice of availability of Amendment 86 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to add a Pacific cod endorsement on licenses issued under the license limitation program. Comment period through August 31, 2010.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA Approved: 09/29/10
Amendment 85

74 FR 22507, May 13, 2009. Correction of an error in the regulatory text of a proposed rule published on April 6, 2009 (74 FR 15420) and an extension of the proposed rule’s comment period by 30 days (from May 21, 2009 to June 22, 2009). The proposed rule would implement Amendment 85 to the FMP Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through June 22, 2009.

74 FR 15420, April 6, 2009. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 85 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to remove a restriction that prohibits certain catcher/processors from participation in directed groundfish fisheries in the BSAI in July. Comment period through May 21, 2009.

74 FR 12300, March 24, 2009. Notice of availability of Amendment 85 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to remove a restriction that prohibits certain catcher/processors from participating in directed groundfish fisheries in the BSAI in July. Comment period through May 26, 2009.

Draft for Secretarial Review RIR/IRFA Approved: 06/18/09
Amendment 83

76 FR 74670, December 1, 2011. Final rule for Amendment 83

76 FR 44700, July 26, 2011. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 83. Comment period through September 9, 2011.

76 FR 37763, June 28, 2011. Notice of availability of Amendment 83 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to establish Pacific cod allocations in the Central and Western GOA regulatory areas. Comment period through August 29, 2011.

EA/RIR/FRFA Approved: 9/22/11
Amendment 82

73 FR 79773, December 30, 2008. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 92 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 82 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through February 13, 2009.

73 FR 75659, December 12, 2008. Notice of availability of Amendment 92 to the FMPs for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 82 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to remove trawl gear endorsements on licenses issued under LLP in specific management areas. Comment period through February 10, 2009.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA

FONSI

Approved: 03/16/09
Amendment 79 73 FR 30875, May 29, 2008. Notice of availability of proposed Amendment 79 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through July 28, 2008. Draft EA Approved
08/20/08
Amendment 78

74 FR 254, January 5, 2009. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 90 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 78 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to allow unlimited post–delivery transfers of cooperative quota. Comment period through February 17, 2009.

73 FR 76605, December 17, 2008. Notice of availability of Amendment 90 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 78 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to allow unlimited post–delivery transfers of cooperative quota. Comment period through February 17, 2009.

RIR/FRFA Approved: 03/24/09
Amendment 77 73 FR 53816, September 17, 2008. Notice of availability of Amendment 73 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 77 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to remove dark rockfish from both FMPs. Comment period through November 17, 2008. EA/RIR/IRFA Approved 12/15/08
Amendment 76 77 FR 15019, March 14, 2012. Notice of availability of Amendment 86 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 76 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. If approved, Amendments 86 and 76 would add a funding and deployment system for observer coverage to the existing North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program and amend existing observer coverage requirements for vessels and processing plants. Comment period through May 14, 2012. EA/RIR/IRFA

Final Rule, 11/21/12

Approved: 06/07/12

Amendments 73 and 65

71 FR 14470, March 22, 2006. Proposed rule to implement Amendments 78 and 65 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI, Amendments 73 and 65 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, Amendments 16 and 12 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs, Amendments 7 and 9 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery, and Amendments 7 and 8 to the FMP for Salmon Fisheries to revise the FMPs by identifying and describing essential fish habitat (EFH), designating habitat areas of particular concern (HAPCs), and including measures to minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects on EFH. Comment period through May 8, 2006.

Final EIS for EFH and EA/RIR/RFA for Habitat Areas of Particular Concern Approved: 05/03/06
Amendment 72 73 FR 30598, May 28, 2008. Notice of availability of proposed Amendment 72 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through July 28, 2008. Categorical Exclusion Approved
08/25/08
Amendment 67

71 FR 64218, November 1, 2006. Proposed rule for Amendment 67 to modify the IFQ program. Comment period through December 18, 2006.

71 FR 58372, October 3, 2006. Notice of availability of Amendment 67 to modify the IFQ program. Comment period through December 4, 2006.

Draft RIR/IRFA Approved 1/3/07
Amendment 62 74 FR 14950, April 2, 2009. Notice of availability of Amendment 62/62 to revise the BSAI FMP description of the Catcher Vessel Operational Area and remove the obsolete sunset date for inshore/offshore sector allocations of pollock and Pacific cod in the GOA. Comment period through June 1, 2009. EA/RIR Approved: 07/01/09
Amendment 57 63 FR 63442, November 13, 1998. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Groundfish Amendment 59, GOA Groundfish Amendment 57 and BSAI Crab Amendment 9 to extend the Vessel Moratorium Program through December 1999. Comment period through December 14, 1998. RIR Approved: 12/16/98
Amendment 56

63 FR 64034, November 18, 1998. Correction to the notice of availability of Amendments 56/56 to revise the overfishing level definitions.

63 FR 57094, October 26, 1998. Notice of availability of Amendment 56 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA and Amendment 56 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI to revise the definition of overfishing levels (OFL). Comment period through December 28, 1998.

Final EA Approved: 01/27/99
Amendment 55

63 FR 56601, October 22, 1998. Notice of availability of BSAI Groundfish Amendment 55, GOA Groundfish Amendment 55, BSAI King and Tanner Crabs Amendment 8, Scallop Amendment 5, and Salmon Amendment 5 to describe and identify essential fish habitat in Alaska, and risks to that habitat, for groundfish, scallops, salmon, and king and Tanner crabs. Comment period through December 21, 1998.

Final EA Approved: 01/20/99
Amendment 51

63 FR 57996, October 29, 1998. Proposed Rule to implement Amendment 51 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 51 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to establish inshore/offshore pollock allocations in the BSAI and Pacific cod allocations in the GOA. Comment period through December 14, 1998.

63 FR 49540, September 16, 1998. Notice of availability of Amendment 51 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 51 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA. Comment period through November 16, 1998.

Final EA Approved: 12/15/98
Amendment 50

63 FR 10583, March 04, 1998. Proposed Rule to implement GOA Groundfish Amendment 50 and BSAI Groundfish Amendment 50 authorize the voluntary donation of Pacific halibut taken as bycatch in specified groundfish trawl fisheries off Alaska. Comment period through April 20, 1998.

63 FR 5777, February 04, 1998. Notice of availability of GOA Groundfish Amendment 50 and BSAI Groundfish Amendment 50. Comment period through April 6, 1998.

Final EA/RIR Approved: 07/13/98
Amendment 49

62 FR 43977, August 18, 1997. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 49 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to require all vessels fishing for groundfish in the GOA to retain all pollock, Pacific cod and all shallow-water flatfish, and establish minimum utilization standards for all at-sea processors..

62 FR 40497, July 29, 1997. Notice of availability of Amendment 49 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

Final EA/RIR/FRFA Approved: 01/12/98
Amendment 48

69 FR 44634, July 27, 2004. Proposed rule to implement Amendments 48/48 to the FMPs for Groundfish of the GOA and BSAI - changes to the annual harvest specification process. Comment period through September 10, 2004.

69 FR 42128, July 14, 2004. Notice of availability of Amendments 48/48 to the FMPs for Groundfish of the GOA and BSAI. Comment period through September 13, 2004.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA Approved: 10/12/04
Amendment 47

61 FR 40380, August 02, 1996. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 47 to the GOA Groundfish FMP, Amendment 47 to the BSAI Groundfish FMP and Amendment 6 to the Crab FMP. Amendments 47 and 47 to the groundfish FMPs would establish an interim groundfish observer program to supersede the Research Plan and authorize mandatory groundfish observer coverage requirements for 1997. Amendment 6 to the crab FMP would remove reference to the Research Plan. Comment period through September 16, 1996.

61 FR 36702, July 12, 1996. Notice of availability of GOA Groundfish Amendment 47, BSAI Groundfish Amendment 47, and Crab Amendment 6. Comment period through September 9, 1996.

EA/RIR/FRFA Approved: 10/03/96
Amendment 46

63 FR 63690, December 02, 1997. Proposed rule to implement GOA Amendment 46 to remove black rockfish and blue rockfish from the FMP and transfer management of those rockfish to the State of Alaska.

62 FR 59844, November 5, 1997. Notice of availability of GOA Amendment 46 to remove black and blue rockfish from the FMP.

Final EA/RIR Approved: 02/03/98
Amendment 45

61 FR 11376, March 20, 1996. Correction to a Notice of availability (61 FR 8023). Comment period through April 26, 1996

61 FR 9972, March 12, 1996. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 45 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to establish seasonal allowances of pollock TAC by regulation. Comment period through April 22, 1996.

61 FR 8023, March 01, 1996. Notice of availability of Amendment 45 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI (corrected to GOA in 61 FR 9972). Comment period through April 16, 1996.

Draft EA/RIR Approved: 05/30/96
Amendment 44

61 FR 54145, October 07, 1996. Notice of availability of Amendment 44/44 to the GOA and BSAI FMPs for Groundfish to revise definitions of acceptable biological catch (ABC) and overfishing levels (OFLs) for groundfish species or species groups. Comment period through December 10, 1996.

Approved: 01/09/97
Amendment 42

61 FR 29729, June 12, 1996. Notice of availability of Amendment 42/42 to the BSAI and GOA FMPs to allow QS and IFQ assigned to vessels in larger size categories to be used on smaller vessels. Comment period through August 6, 1996.

61 FR 32767, June 25, 1996. NMFS issues a proposed rule to implement Amendment 42/42 to the BSAI and GOA FMPs. Comment period through August 5, 1996.

FRFA

Draft EA

Approved: 08/16/96
Amendment 40

60 FR 46572, September 07, 1995. Notice of availability of Amendments 38 and 40 to the FMPs for the groundfish fisheries of the BSAI and GOA to allocate Pacific cod and pollock for processing by the inshore and offshore components through December 31, 1998 and to continue the CDQ program.

60 FR 48087, September 18, 1995. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 38 and GOA Amendment 40 to allocate Pacific cod and pollock for processing by the inshore and offshore components through December 31, 1998 and to continue the CDQ program.

Final EA/RIR/FRFA and Addition to Chapter 10 Approved: 11/28/95
Amendment 39

62 FR 65402, December 12, 1997. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 36 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 39 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to define a forage fish species category in both FMPs and implement associated management measure. Comment period through January 26, 1998.

62 FR 60682, November 12, 1997. Notice of availability of Amendment 36 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 39 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

Final EA Effective: 04/17/98
Amendment 37

61 FR 11376, March 20, 1996. Notice of availability Amendment 33 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 37 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to allow fuller use of the fishery resources in and off of Alaska by allowing persons using IFQ resulting from sablefish QS assigned to vessel categories B and C to process non-IFQ species.

61 FR 14547, April 02, 1996. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 33 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 37 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to allow fuller use of the fishery resources in and off of Alaska.

EA Effective: 07/26/96
Amendment 36

60 FR 51452, October 02, 1995. Notice of availability of Amendment 32 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 36 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to facilitate full utilization of the allocated resources managed under the IFQ Program halibut and sablefish fixed gear fisheries in and off of Alaska. Comment period through e November 27, 1995.

RIR Effective: 02/23/96
Amendment 32

59 FR 18103, April 15, 1994. Notice of approval of Amendment 32 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to establish a plan to rebuild stocks of the rockfish Pacific ocean perch. Effective March 31, 1994.

59 FR 295, March 07, 1994. Reopening of the public comment period on proposed Amendment 32 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to allow additional time for review and consideration of information contained in the 1993 Gulf Triennial Survey Results for POP.

59 FR 295, January 4, 1994. Notice of availability of proposed Amendment 32 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA Approved: 03/31/94
Amendment 31

58 FR 39794 July 26, 1993. Notice of availability of Amendment 31 to the GOA Groundfish fishery to remove Atka mackerel from the other species category and establish it as a separate target groundfish category. Comment period through September 20, 1993.

EA Approved: 10/18/93
Amendment 30 59 FR 26780, May 24, 1994. Notice of availability of Amendment 30 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, Amendment 27 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI, and Amendment 3 to the FMP for the Commercial King and Tanner Crab Fisheries of the BSAI. These amendments would incorporate the provisions of the North Pacific Fisheries Research Plan into each FMP. Comments due by July 18, 1994. EA/RIR Approved: 08/15/94
Amendment 29

61 FR 24750, May 16, 1996. Proposed rule to implement Amendments 26/29 to the BSAI and GOA FMPs to establish a voluntary Salmon Donation Program. Comment period through July 1, 1996.

61 FR 16456, April 15, 1996. Notice of availability of Amendments 26/29 to the BSAI and GOA FMPs to establish a voluntary Salmon Donation Program. Comment period through June 10, 1996.

Final EA/RIRApproved: 07/10/96
Amendment 28

60 FR 22542, May 08, 1995. Notice of availability of revised Amendment 23 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI, revised Amendment 28 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, and Revised BSAI Crab Amendment 4 to implement a moratorium for a temporary period on the entry of new vessels into the groundfish, crab, and halibut fisheries.

59 FR 28827, June 03, 1994. Proposed rule to implement a moratorium for a temporary period on the entry of new vessels into the groundfish, crab, and halibut fisheries contained in proposed Amendment 23 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI, proposed Amendment 28 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, proposed Amendment 4 to the FMP for the commercial King and Tanner Crab Fisheries in the BSAI, and a proposed regulatory amendment affecting the Pacific halibut fishery in the waters in and off of Alaska.

Final EA/RIR

Approved: 06/29/95

Correction

Amendment 27 57 FR 59072, December 14, 1992. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 27 to the GOA Groundfish fishery and Amendment 22 to the BSAI Groundfish fishery establish two trawl test areas in the GOA and one trawl test area in the BSAI. EA/RIR/IRFA
Amendment 26

57 FR 47321, October 15, 1992. Proposed rule to implement GOA Amendment 26. Comment period through November 23, 1992.

57 FR 44355, September 25, 1992. Notice of availability of GOA Amendment 26. Comment period through November 20, 1992.

EA/RIR

Amendment 25

56 FR 58214, November 18, 1991. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 20 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 25 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to implement the following measures: (1) year-round trawl closures in the GOA and BSAI area within 10 nautical miles (nm) of key Steller sea lion rookeries; and (2) new GOA pollock management districts, and a limitation on pollock seasonal harvest allowances specified for these districts. These actions are necessary to minimize potential adverse effects of groundfish fisheries on Steller sea lions.

56 FR 56623, November 6, 1991. Notice of availability of Amendment 20 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 25 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

EA/RIR/IRFA

EA/RIR/IRFA

Effective: 01/20/92
Amendment 24

57 FR 22695, May 29, 1992. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 19 and GOA Amendment 24 to establish 1992 halibut bycatch limits for trawl and non-trawl gear in the BSAI and authorize amendments to regulations that would provide for inseason time/area closures to further reduce prohibited species bycatch rates. Comment period through July 13, 1992.

57 FR 17879, April 28, 1992. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 19 and GOA Amendment 24. Comment period through June 22, 1992.

EA for Emergency Rule/Amendments 19/24

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA

Approved: 09/23/92

Correction to 57 FR 43296

Correction to 57 FR 43296

Amendment 23

57 FR 46133, October 7, 1992. Proposed rule to implement a revision of BSAI Amendment 18 to continue an allocation of pollock between inshore and offshore components in the BSAI and revise the BSAI catcher vessel operational area, and clarify regulations implementing portions of Amendment 18 to the BSAI FMP and Amendment 23 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

56 FR 66009, December 20, 1991. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 18 and GOA Amendment 23.

56 FR 64738, December 12, 1991. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 18 and GOA Amendment 23.

Final EIS

RIR/IRFA

Effective: 01/19/1993. Final rule to implement a revision of BSAI Amendment 18 and clarify regulations that implement portions of BSAI Amendment 18 and GOA Amendment 23.

Effective: 06/01/1992. Final rule to implement portions of BSAI Amendment 18 and GOA Amendment 23.

Amendment 22

56 FR 63487, December 4, 1991. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 22 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA and Amendment 17 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI to: (1) establish a new management subarea in the BSAI; (2) establish closure areas around BSAI walrus haulouts; (3) remove statistical Area 68; and (4) allow the NMFS Alaska Regional Office Director to authorize experimental fishing permits.

56 FR 56355, November 4, 1991. Notice of availability of Amendment 22 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA and Amendment 17 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI.

EA/RIR/IRFA Approved: 8/15/91
Amendment 21

56 FR 2981, January 25, 1991. Correction to 56 FR 1612.

56 FR 1612, January 16, 1991. Prosed revision to Amendment 16 to the FMP for BSAI Groundfish and Amendment 21 to the FMP for the GOA Groundfish Fishery

55 FR 50727, December 10, 1990. Notice of availability of a resubmitted portion of BSAI Amendment 16.

55 FR 43063, October 25, 1990. Correction to 55 FR 38347

55 FR 38347, September 18, 1990. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 16 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 21 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

55 FR 33340, August 15, 1990. Notice of availability of Amendment 16 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 21 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to (1) extend and modify crab and halibut bycatch management measures, including the adoption of an incentive program to impose sanctions on vessels with excessively high bycatch rates; (2) amend the definition of overfishing; (3) establish a procedure to specify interim harvest levels until superseded by publication of final annual groundfish specifications in the Federal Register; and (4) permit legal fishing gear to be defined by regulatory amendment.

EA/RIR/IRFA

Interim rule: 05/10/1991

Effective: 01/24/1991

Amendment 20

57 FR 57130, December 3, 1992. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Amendment 15 and GOA Amendment 20 to allocate future total catch quotas of Pacific halibut and sablefish among individual fishermen.. Comment period through January 11, 1993.

57 FR 49676, November 3, 1992. Notice of availability of BSAI Amendment 15 and GOA Amendment 20. The proposed FMP and regulatory amendments would allocate future total catch limits of Pacific halibut and sablefish among individual fishermen. Comment period through January 4, 1993.

EA/RIR/EIS Effective: 12/9/1993

Correction to 58 FR 59375
Amendment 19

55 FR 37907, September 14, 1990. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 19 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA and Amendment 14 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery in the BSAI.

55 FR 33737, August 17, 1990. Notice of availability of Amendment 19 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, and Amendment 14 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery in the BSAI.

EA/RIR/IRFA Effective: 1/1/1991
Amendment 18

56 FR 5775, February 13, 1991. Technical amendment to the final rule implementing Amendment 13 to the FMP for the BSAI and Amendment 18 to the FMP for the GOA (54 FR 50386, December 6, 1989).

FR 54 51042, December 12, 1989. Proposed regulations to implement the Observer Plan provided for by Amendments 13 and 18 to the Fishery Management Plans for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Groundfish of the GOA.

54 FR 39022, September 22, 1989. Correction to 54 FR 36333, September 1, 1989.

54 FR 36333, September 1, 1989. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 13 to the FMP for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Amendment 18 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA.

54 FR 31861, August 2, 1989. Notice of availability of Amendment 13 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI and Amendment 18 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA to: (1) Allocate sablefish TAC in the BSAI area between fixed and trawl gear; (2) establish a procedure to set fishing seasons on an annual basis by regulatory amendment; (3) create seasonal groundfish fishing closed zones around the Walrus Islands and Cape Pierce; (4) establish a new recordkeeping and data reporting system; (5) establish a new observer program on domestic fishing and/or processing vessels and at shore based processing plants; and (6) clarify the authority of the Secretary to split or combine species or species groups within the target species category.

EA

EA/RIR/IRFA

Technical amendment to 54 FR 50386

Observer Plan: Effective 02/07/1990

Correction to 54 FR 50386

54 FR 50386, Effective 12/06/1989

Amendment 17

53 FR 30322, August 11, 1988. Notice of availability of Amendment 12 to the BSAI groundfish FMP and Amendment 17 to the GOA groundfish FMP. Comment period through October 6, 1988.

53 FR 34322, September 6, 1988. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 17 to the GOA groundfish FMP and Amendment 17 to the BSAI groundfish FMP. Comment period through October 21, 1988.

 

Effective: 05/26/1989

Amendment 16

52 FR 45215, November 25, 1987. Notice of availability of Amendment 16 to the GOA groundfish FMP and Amendment 11a to the BSAI groundfish FMP. Comment period through January 16, 1988.

52 FR 48303, December 21, 1987. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 16 to the GOA groundfish FMP and Amendment 11a to the BSAI groundfish FMP. Comment period through January 30, 1988.

  Effective: 04/07/1988
Amendment 15

51 FR 44812, December 12, 1986. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 15 to the GOA groundfish FMP. Comment period through January 17, 1987.

 

ER Approved: 01/01/1987 - 03/31/1987

ER Extension: 04/01/1987 - 04/15/1987

Effective: 04/08/1987

Correction: 04/15/1987

Amendment 14

50 FR 34881, August 28, 1985. Correction to proposed rule to implement Amendment 14 to the GOA groundfish FMP.

50 FR 32456, August 12, 1985. Correction to proposed rule to implement Amendment 14 to the GOA groundfish FMP.

50 FR 30481, July 26, 1985. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 14 to the GOA groundfish FMP. This amendment would allocate sablefish resources, establish a new starting date for sablefish harvest, reduce yields of certain groundfish species, define a new regulatory district, and provide a method for establishing PSC limits. Comment period through September 9, 1985.

50 FR 26812, June 28, 1985. Notice of availability of Amendment 14 to the GOA groundfish FMP. Comment period through September 6, 1985.

 

Approved: 04/21/1986

Correction: 11/26/1985

Partial Implementation: 11/18/1985

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ER Extension: 09/02/1986 - 11/30/1986


Salmon

Amendments Notice of Availability and/or Proposed Rule Analysis Decision Information
Amendments 10, 11 and 12

77 FR 75570, December 21, 2012. Regulations to implement Amendment 12 to the FMP for Salmon Fisheries in the EEZ off the Coast of Alaska. Amendment 12 comprehensively revises and updates the FMP to reflect the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's salmon management policy and to comply with Federal law.

77 FR 21716, April 11, 2012. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 12.

77 FR 19605, April 2, 2012. Notice of availability of Amendments 10, 11, and 12.

Final EA/RIR Amendment 12 Approved: 06/29/12
Amendment 9

72 FR 65539, November 21, 2007. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Groundfish Amendment 88, BSAI Crab Amendment 23, Scallop Amendment 12, and the Salmon Amendment 9, and regulatory amendments to revise the Aleutian Islands Habitat Conservation Area boundary. Comment period through January 7, 2008.

72 FR 63871, November 13, 2007. Notice of availability of Aleutian Islands Habitat Conservation Area Revision. Comment period through January 14, 2008.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA For Proposed Amendments Approved: 02/04/08
Amendments 7 and 8

71 FR 14470, March 22, 2006. Proposed rule to implement Amendments 78 and 65 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI, Amendments 73 and 65 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, Amendments 16 and 12 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs, Amendments 7 and 9 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery, and Amendments 7 and 8 to the FMP for Salmon Fisheries to revise the FMPs by identifying and describing essential fish habitat (EFH), designating habitat areas of particular concern (HAPCs), and including measures to minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects on EFH. Comment period through May 8, 2006.

Final EIS for EFH in Alaska and EA/RIR/RFA for Habitat Areas of Particular Concern Approved: 05/03/06
Amendment 6

66 FR 51001, October 5, 2001. Notice of availability of Amendment 6 to the FMP for the Salmon Fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone off the Coast of Alaska.

EA Approved: 1/2/2002
Amendment 5

63 FR 56601, October 22, 1998. Notice of availability of BSAI Groundfish Amendment 55, GOA Groundfish Amendment 55, BSAI King and Tanner Crabs Amendment 8, Scallop Amendment 5, and Salmon Amendment 5 to describe and identify essential fish habitat in Alaska, and risks to that habitat, for groundfish, scallops, salmon, and king and Tanner crabs. Comment period through December 21, 1998.

Final EA Approved: 01/20/99
Amendment 4

55 FR 50574, December 7, 1990. Notice of availability of Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Salmon Fisheries

EA Approved: 03/01/1991
Amendment 3

55 FR 28661. July 2, 1990. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 3 to the FMP for Salmon Fisheries

55 FR 23454, June 8, 1990. Notice of availability of Amendment 3 to the FMP for the Salmon Fisheries. Amendment 3 generally defers regulation of the salmon fisheries in the EEZ off the coast of Alaska to the State of Alaska, provides for consistency with the Pacific Salmon Commission, considers fish habitat, and addresses fishing vessel safety issues.

  Effective: 12/10/1990
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Scallop

Amendments Notice of Availability and/or Proposed Rule Analysis Decision Information
Amendment 15 77 FR 47356, August 08, 2012. Notice of availability of EFH amendments: Groundfish BSAI Amendment 98, Groundfish GOA Amendment 90, BSAI Crab Amendment 40, Scallop Amendment 15, and Arctic Amendment 1. Comment period through October 9, 2012. Final EA Approved: 10/31/2012
Amendment 13 76 FR 40674, July 11, 2011. Notice of availability of Amendment 13 to the FMP for the Scallop fishery off Alaska. Comment period through September 9, 2011. EA Approved: 9/30/11
Amendment 12

72 FR 65539, November 21, 2007. Proposed rule to implement BSAI Groundfish Amendment 88, BSAI Crab Amendment 23, Scallop Amendment 12, and the Salmon Amendment 9, and regulatory amendments to revise the Aleutian Islands Habitat Conservation Area boundary. Comment period through January 7, 2008.

72 FR 63871, November 13, 2007. Notice of availability of Aleutian Islands Habitat Conservation Area Revision. Comment period through January 14, 2008.

Draft EA/RIR/IRFA For Proposed Amendments Approved: 02/04/08
Amendments 7 and 9

71 FR 14470, March 22, 2006. Proposed rule to implement Amendments 78 and 65 to the FMP for Groundfish of the BSAI, Amendments 73 and 65 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA, Amendments 16 and 12 to the FMP for BSAI King and Tanner Crabs, Amendments 7 and 9 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery, and Amendments 7 and 8 to the FMP for Salmon Fisheries to revise the FMPs by identifying and describing essential fish habitat (EFH), designating habitat areas of particular concern (HAPCs), and including measures to minimize to the extent practicable adverse effects on EFH. Comment period through May 8, 2006.

Final EIS for EFH and EA/RIR/RFA for Habitat Areas of Particular Concern Approved: 05/03/06
Amendment 6 63 FR 66112, December 1, 1998. Notice of availability of Amendment 7 for the Crab FMP and Amendment 6 for the Scallop FMP to revise definitions of overfishing, maximum sustainable yield, and optimum yield for the crab and scallop fisheries. Final EA Approved: 03/3/99
Amendment 5

63 FR 56601, October 22, 1998. Notice of availability of BSAI Groundfish Amendment 55, GOA Groundfish Amendment 55, BSAI King and Tanner Crabs Amendment 8, Scallop Amendment 5, and Salmon Amendment 5 to describe and identify essential fish habitat in Alaska, and risks to that habitat, for groundfish, scallops, salmon, and king and Tanner crabs. Comment period through December 21, 1998.

Final EA Approved: 01/20/99
Amendment 3

63 FR 18863, April 16, 1998. Proposed rule to implement Amendment 3 to the Scallop FMP to delegate to the State of Alaska the authority to manage all aspects of the scallop fishery, except limited access.

63 FR 15376, March 31, 1998. Notice of availability of Amendment 3 to the FMP for the scallop fishery off Alaska.

Final EA/RIR Approved: 07/14/98
Amendment 2

61 FR 67990, December 26, 1996. Proposed rule to implement a temporary moratorium on the entry of additional vessels into the scallop fishery off and Amendment 2 to the Scallop FMP.

61 FR 64047, December 03, 1996. Notice of availability of Amendment 2 to the Scallop FMP to establish a temporary scallop vessel moratorium on the entry of additional vessels into the scallop fishery off Alaska.

Final EA

Approved: 05/12/97

Correction: 04/22/97

Amendment 1

61 FR 21431, May 10, 1996. Proposed regulations to implement Amendment 1 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery off Alaska and establish a Federal management regime for the scallop fishery in Federal waters off Alaska.

61 FR 19902, May 03, 1996. Notice of availability of Amendment 1 to the FMP for the Scallop Fishery off Alaska.

Final EA Approved: 08/01/96
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