United States Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program

Management
Country: 
United States of America
Program Start Date: 
2005
Region: 
Americas
Large Marine Ecosystem: 
East Bering Sea
Species Information
Common name Fish type Genus Species
Blue king crab Crustaceans (e.g., Lobster & Shrimp) Paralithodes platypus
Golden king crab Crustaceans (e.g., Lobster & Shrimp) Lithodes aequispinus
Red king crab Crustaceans (e.g., Lobster & Shrimp) Paralithodes camtschaticus
Snow crab Crustaceans (e.g., Lobster & Shrimp) Chionoecetes opilio
Tanner crab Crustaceans (e.g., Lobster & Shrimp) Chionoecetes bairdi
Fishing Mortality Control: 
Total Allowable Catch
Program Attributes
Approach: 
Quota-Based
Program Type: 
Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ)
Species: 
Multi-species
Number of species: 
5
Marine or Freshwater: 
Marine
Fishing Rights Holder: 
Individual
Tenure of Shares: 
Unknown
Secure: 
Yes
Exclusive: 
Yes
All Sources: 
No
Scaled: 
No
Accountable: 
Yes
Limited: 
Yes
Transferable: 
Yes
Monitoring Requirements: 
Logbooks, VMS
Gear Type: 
Pot or Trap
Participation
Initial Allocation Method: 
Unknown