Crab Rationalization Permit Program

Metadata Updated: December 11, 2021

The Crab Rationalization Program (Program) allocates BSAI crab resources among harvesters, processors, and coastal communities. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council developed the Program over a 6-year period to accommodate the specific dynamics and needs of the BSAI crab fisheries. The Program builds on the Council's experiences with the halibut and sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) program and the American Fisheries Act (AFA) cooperative program for Bering Sea pollock. The Program is a limited access system that balances the interests of several groups who depend on these fisheries. The Program addresses conservation and management issues associated with the previous derby fishery, reduces bycatch and associated discard mortality, and increases the safety of crab fishermen by ending the race for fish. Share allocations to harvesters and processors, together with incentives to participate in fishery cooperatives, will increase efficiencies, provide economic stability, and facilitate compensated reduction of excess capacities in the harvesting and processing sectors. Community interests are protected by Community Development Quota (CDQ) allocations and regional landing and processing requirements, as well as by several community protection measures.

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Metadata Date November 30, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 11, 2021
Reference Date(s) 2005 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

Metadata Source

Harvested from NMFS AKRO

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 30, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 11, 2021
Reference Date(s) 2005 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:10586
Access Constraints Cite As: Alaska Regional Office, [Date of Access]: Crab Rationalization Permit Program [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: Data are sensitive under the Privacy Act, FOIA and Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act (2007) and can only be shared with authorized persons or in summary format for public dissemination. | | Distribution Liability: none
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Harvest Object Id 25e97d85-164e-4d76-8ea5-ac26b19de40e
Harvest Source Id 4461dba7-fc74-401a-8a38-13caddf3aaa5
Harvest Source Title NMFS AKRO
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005-07-01

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