Council takes up crab issues – Crew provisions, active participation for quota holders

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council took final action to increase some  community protections for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab fisheries today. The council discussed but did not move forward with regulatory npfmcaction regarding  captain and crew protections in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands crab  fisheries. The two discussion papers on those issues talked about participation  requirements for quota shareholders, and cooperative measures to address crew  issues. Read more here