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Regulatory Amendment to Limit Access by all Federally Permitted Vessels to the BSAI Pacific Cod Parallel State Waters Fishery

Overview

Fishing Type
Commercial
Affected Species
Action Status
Final Rule
Effective
01/04/2021
Point of Contact
Kurt Iverson, (907) 586-7210 or kurt.iverson@noaa.gov

Summary

This final rule modifies Federal permit conditions and imposes participation requirements for certain federally permitted vessels when fishing for Pacific cod in state waters adjacent to the exclusive economic zone of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands during the State of Alaska's parallel Pacific cod fishery. This action is necessary to enhance Federal conservation, management, and catch accounting measures previously adopted by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) regarding license limitation, sector allocations, and catch reporting.

This program information constitutes the Small Entity Compliance Guide required under section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 05/02/2022

Pacific Cod Alaska Groundfish Management Small Entity Compliance Guide