The Council approved the SSC’s OFL and ABC recommendations for the Aleutian Island Golden King Crab stock, and received recommendations from the SSC and the Crab Plan Team on model scenarios and other items taken up at their Spring 2018 Crab Plan Team (CPT) meeting.
The SSC and CPT also reviewed and made recommendations on model scenarios for snow crab, Bristol Bay Red King Crab, EBS snow crab, and Tanner crab. Final specifications for five remaining BSAI crab stocks will be made in October following incorporation of summer survey data. The SAFE chapter for the Aleutian Island Golden King Crab stock as well as the Crab Plan Team report are available on the Council’s website. Staff contact is Diana Stram.