Council staff has completed summaries of the Gulf of Alaska Groundfish FMP amendments. These summaries have been compiled into a comprehensive reference document to illustrate the evolution of the GOA Groundfish FMP. This volume is meant to serve as a research tool for anyone interested in understanding the development of the North Pacific’s federal fishery management program, and it illustrates how fisheries management in the Gulf of Alaska has adapted and changed over time. Each summary provides an overview of the purpose and need, analysis, regulation, and results of each action. This is a companion volume to a similar volume of amendment summaries that was prepared for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish FMP in May 2016. Both volumes (BSAI and GOA) can be found on the Council website under Publications > Summary Reports. If you are interested in obtaining a paper copy, please contact the Council office.
Staff contact is Sara Cleaver.