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Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program in Alaska Federal Register Rules and Notices 1986-2003


Individual Fishing Quota Program in Alaska 1986-2003
Fishing Type
Action Status
Final Rule
1200 hrs, A.l.t., March 1, 2003, 1200 hrs, A.l.t., November 15, 2003


The commercial halibut and sablefish fisheries in the GOA and the BSAI management areas are managed under the IFQ Program that was implemented in 1995 (58 FR 59375, November 9, 1993). The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and NOAA Fisheries developed the IFQ Program to resolve the conservation and management problems commonly associated with open access fisheries. The preamble to the proposed rule published on December 3, 1992 (57 FR 57130), describes the background issues leading to the Council's initial action recommending the adoption of the IFQ Program.

Current IFQ Federal Register notices and rules are posted on the 2004-Present IFQ Federal Register page. IFQ related Fishery Management Plan amendments are posted within each management plan.

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Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/30/2023

Individual Fishing Quota