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

July 30, 2020

A "fish up” provision in the halibut and sablefish IFQ Program to allow CQEs located in IFQ regulatory Area 3A holding Area 3A category D halibut quota share to have the associated IFQ harvested on category C vessels beginning August 15.

Analysis of regulations for a “fish up” provision in the halibut and sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program to allow Community Quota Entities (CQEs) located in IFQ regulatory Area 3A (Southcentral Alaska) holding Area 3A category D halibut quota share (QS) (i.e., for use on catcher vessel less than or equal to 35 ft (10.7 m) length overall) to have the associated IFQ harvested on category C vessels (catcher vessels less than or equal to 60 ft (18.3 m) length overall) beginning August 15 of each IFQ fishing season. 

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 01/25/2021

Alaska IFQ - Halibut and Sablefish Alaska Individual Fishing Quota Program Analyses