Just like in Southeast Alaska, BSAI
crabmeat value isn't just measured in price, but also in demand throughout the nation and worldwide hospitality market.
bilateral groundfish trawl and agreements fixed gear fisheries Snapshot for 1979: 252 independent vessels fishing in BSAI
, 55 in GOA (French et al.
Overall, these BSAI
fishers provide on average nearly 50% of the U.
To prevent the over fishing of Pacific cod in the BSAI
fishery off of the coast of Alaska the NMFS implemented a plan to limit the number of boats that were granted licenses to fish based on which boats caught a minimum amount of fish during any two years between 1995 and 1998.
36) Numerous foreign vessels, however, targeted pollock in the BSAI
There are roughly a dozen distinct CPM trawl fisheries operating on groundfish stocks in the BSAI
region off Alaska.
An improved retention and utilization program had already been approved as part of the Fisheries Management Program in 1996, addressing the larger issue of about 273,000 t/yr of groundfish discards in the BSAI
fisheries, with the bulk of the discards classed as economic discards (NPFMC,1998).
For example, BSAI
skate complexes are managed as bycatch within the BSAI
Groundfish FMP, which includes a range of life-history types, including rockfish and flatfish, and the productivity and susceptibility scores for these species would likely contrast with those obtained for skates.
Amendment 89 to the BSAI
FMP to establish Bering Sea Habitat Conservation areas.
Compiled by the plan team for king and Tanner crab fisheries of the BSAI
According to Figure 2 and the 2001 age 3+ biomass estimate (Thompson and Dorn, 2002), catches through 24 March within the entire survey area (12,806 t) represented only 1% of the BSAI
stock and should have reduced the relative biomass of cod within critical habitat by only an additional 2%.
The area in Bristol Bay where red king crabs were distributed, known as the "pot sanctuary," had been closed to foreign trawl fisheries since 1975 and to domestic trawl fisheries through the end of 1983, when Amendment 1 to the BSAI
Groundfish FMP opened the area for the developing domestic trawl fisheries.