Categorical Exclusion (CE) for a Regulatory Amendment to Allow Community Quota Entity Individual Fishing Quota Fish Up in Area 3A.

July 30, 2020

Community Quota Entity Individual Fishing Quota Fish Up in Area 3A

This action would implement a “fish up” provision in the halibut Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program. Community Quota Entities (CQEs) located in IFQ regulatory Area 3A (Southcentral Alaska) holding category D halibut quota share (QS) (i.e., for use on catcher vessel less than or equal to 35 ft length overall) would be able to use that IFQ on category C vessels (catcher vessels less than or equal to 60 ft length overall) beginning August 15 of each IFQ fishing season.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 07/30/2020