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Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Pacific Salmon

Abstract: Amendment 10 amends the Fishery Management Plan to authorize NMFS to recover the administrative costs of processing applications for any future permits that may be required under this Fishery Management Plan, except for exempted fishing permits and prohibited species donation permits. Amendment 11: (1) revises the timeline associated with the Council's process to identify Habitat Areas of Particular Concern so that the process coincides with the Essential Fish Habitat 5-year review, (2) revises habitat research priority objectives, and (3) updates Essential Fish Habitat conservation recommendations for, and the analysis of the impacts of, non-fishing activities. Amendment 12: (1) modifies the Fishery Management Plans management area to exclude the three traditional net fishing areas and the sport fishery from the West Area, (2) maintains the prohibition on commercial fishing in the West Area, (3) maintains the Fishery Management Plan in the East Area and reaffirm that management of the salmon fisheries in the East Area is delegated to the State of Alaska, and (4) revise and update a number of Fishery Management Plan provisions to bring the Fishery Management Plan into compliance with the Magnuson-Stevens Act and other applicable law.
RIN: 0648-BB77
Type: Rule Making