Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; IFQ Program; Modify Temporary Transfer Provisions

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Action Status
Temporary Rule
Effective
Effective June 25, 2020 through December 22, 2020.
Comments Close
12/22/2020
Point of Contact
Stephanie Warpinski, 907-586-7228 or stephanie.warpinski@noaa.gov

Summary

NMFS issues an emergency rule to modify the temporary transfer provision of the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for the fixed- gear commercial Pacific halibut and sablefish fisheries for the 2020 IFQ fishing year. This emergency rule is intended to provide flexibility to quota share (QS) holders in 2020 while preserving the long-standing objective of maintaining an owner-operated IFQ fishery in future years. This emergency rule would not modify other provisions of the IFQ Program.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/30/2020