NOAA announces 2019 charter and commercial halibut management measures

Funding for innovative solutions to fisheries bycatch challenges.

Comment Periods

  • The Bering Sea and Aleutian Island Crab Rationalization Program (CR Program) includes a comprehensive economic data collection program requiring participants to complete annual Economic Data Reports (EDRs). These EDRs are intended to aid the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to assess the performance of the CR Program and to develop amendments to the FMP or regulations to mitigate any unintended consequences of the CR Program.  Written comments must be submitted on or before May 6, 2019.

  • Notice of an extension and a revision of a currently approved information collection that contains applications for permits and transfers necessary to manage the Amendment 80 Program.  Comment period through April 19, 2019.

  • Public comments on proposed government programs are a valuable tool for ensuring implementation of effective and appropriate regulations.