Crab Rationalization Permit Program

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

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 February 9, 2017
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) 2005 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 9, 2017
Metadata Created Date March 28, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) 2005 (publication)
Responsible Party Alaska Regional Office (Point of Contact, Custodian); ()
Contact Email
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Frequency Of Update continual
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:10586
Harvest Object Id 33fa26d3-d15a-4de8-bd31-85b9e23434c5
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005-07-01

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