EA and RIR for Amendment 33 to the Groundfish of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands Management Plan and Amendment 37 to the Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Management Plan to Prohibit Use of Halibut Catcher Vessel Quota Share

May 17, 1996

Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Fishery Management Plans: Environmental Assessment and Regulatory Impact Review

This amendment addresses two related issues of the halibut and sablefish Individual Transferable Quota programs in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska. This document analyzes the environmental, economic, and social impacts of the status quo and the proposed management actions for modifying the halibut and sablefish IFQ programs by prohibiting the use of halibut catcher vessel QS on freezer vessels and allowing the freezing of non-IFQ species, such as Pacific cod and rockfish, while harvesting sablefish catcher vessel QS on a freezer vessel.
 

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 12/05/2018

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