Draft Environmental Impact Statement for issuing annual catch limits to the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission for a subsistence hunt on bowhead whales for the years 2019 and beyond. 


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NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, in order to assess the impacts of issuing annual catch limits for the subsistence harvest of bowhead whales by Alaska Natives from 2019 onward. The official 60-day comment period for comments on the draft EIS began on June 1, 2018 and will end on July 31, 2018.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/14/2018