Limited Access Privilege Program
Limited Access Privilege Program (LAPP) reviews are required under the Magnuson-Stevens Act and would be conducted 5 years after implementation and every 7 years thereafter, coinciding with the fishery management plan policy review. Reviews are designed to attempt to objectively measure the success of the program by addressing issues raised in the amendment’s problem statement and the standards set forth in the Magnuson-Stevens Act, including the impact of this action on harvesting and processing sectors, and fishery dependent communities. After reviewing the impacts of the program, the Council would have the option of taking any necessary and appropriate action to modify or end the program.
In July 2016, NMFS issued a Fisheries Allocation Policy Directive 01-119 (further revised on 2/17), and two associated Procedural Directives. Collectively, these directives are intended to provide guidance to the Councils on reviewing fisheries allocations. The directives describe a mechanism to ensure fisheries allocations are periodically evaluated. The policy and directives establish three steps in an allocation review process, with the first step occurring if a review trigger is met. At its June 2017 meeting, the Council reviewed a discussion paper describing the new requirements for triggering an allocation review. After reviewing a discussion paper, the Council adopted the following policy on allocation review triggers:
The Council identified three non-LAPP allocations (the Halibut Catch Sharing Plan and the GOA and BSAI Cod Allocations), and LAPPs as subject to the allocation policy directive. The CDQ allocation is not subject to this review. The Council adopts the LAPP review process for meeting the allocation review policy with the necessary modifications to the LAPP review recommended by staff. The Council adopts the 10-year timeframe as the primary trigger criteria for review for non-LAPP allocations, and the existing Council public input process as the secondary trigger criteria for review. The Council will specify its approach to allocation review at final action for any future allocation decisions.
|Allocation||Last Review||Next Scheduled Review|
|American Fisheries Act (LAPP)||2017||2024|
|BSAI Crab Rationalization (LAPP)||2016||2023|
|Amendment 80 (LAPP)||2015||2022|
|Halibut / Sablefish IFQ (LAPP)||2016||2023|
|Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish (LAPP)||2017||2024|
|GOA Pacific Cod Sector Allocation||**||2023|
|BSAI Pacific Cod Sector Allocation||2019||2024|
|Halibut Catch Sharing Plan||2022||2027|
|BSAI Pacific Cod Trawl CV (LAPP)||Scheduled for 2024 Implementation||2029|
|Aleutian Islands Pollock (LAPP)||*||2024|
- AFA Report to Congress – A report on the impacts resulting from passage of the AFA (February 2002)
*The Aleutian Islands Pollock LAPP review will be complete when the fishery reopens in the future.
** The GOA Pacific Cod Sector allocation review has been rescheduled for 2023.