Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment to Access the Impacts of Issuing Subsistence Quota for Bowhead Whales

Overview

Description
Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment
Authority
Marine Mammal Protection Act
Affected Species
Action Status
Notice
Published
03/04/2003

Summary

NOAA Fisheries announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA), in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), to assess the impacts of issuing the International Whaling Commission (IWC) subsistence quota for bowhead whales to the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission (AEWC) for the years 2003 through 2007. NMFS has identified a preferred alternative in the EA that will grant the AEWC the IWC quota of 255 landed bowhead whales, with an annual strike quota of 67 bowhead whales per year for the years 2003 through 2007, where no more than 15 unused strikes are added to the strike quota for any one year.

Supporting Materials

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 10/28/2019

Subsistence Harvest