The Council reviewed the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program work plan and recommended that staff proceed with the proposed development of an initial review document. The program review document will include recommendations outlined in the SSC and AP minutes and discussions to the extent possible. Currently the program review document is scheduled to be presented at the October 2017 Council meeting.
The proposed Central GOA Rockfish Program review is required under Section 303A(c)(1)(G) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Act. That provision states that all Limited Access Privilege Programs must include a formal and detailed 5 years after implementation of the program. The program review document is intended to fulfill the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Act requirements. Staff contact is Jon McCracken.