The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces a new procedure for distributing copies of regulations to the fishing industry, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.
The regulations for the Alaska groundfish, IFQ halibut, IFQ sablefish, and crab rationalization fisheries are found at 50 CFR part 679 and part 680. New programs and adjustments to existing regulations require frequent regulatory changes. To reduce printing costs and address the time-sensitive nature of regulatory changes, NMFS Alaska Region will no longer automatically mail an annual copy of the regulations to each fishery participant.
Current versions of the regulations are posted on the Alaska Region's website and official versions are on the Federal Register website. A paper copy or a CD version of the regulations may be obtained by using the regulations order form.
For further information, please contact Rebecca Campbell by telephone 907-586-7228 or email Rebecca.Campbell@noaa.gov.