Alaska Groundfish Fisheries Programmatic Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and Supplemental Information Report
The 2004 Final Alaska Groundfish Fisheries Programmatic Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (PSEIS) serves as the primary decision document for determining the future overarching management policies and directions of the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the Gulf of Alaska and the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Area (FMPs).
The PSEIS also serves as the current primary environmental review document supporting the FMPs. It summarizes and analyzes the best scientific information about the natural and physical environment in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea and Aleutians Islands areas and the relationship of people with that environment. It assesses the environmental impacts resulting from past and present fishery management regimes and from the expected impacts of alternative future fishery management regimes. Significant environmental and fishery changes have occurred since the original Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) for the FMPs were prepared approximately 25 years ago.