Environmental Assessment for 1999 Groundfish Total Allowable Catch Specifications Implemented Under the Authority of the Fishery Management Plans for the Groundfish of the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of Alaska
TAC specifications for the Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
The Environmental Analysis documents the analysis of the groundfish target species stock status, higher and lower trophic level species, and the physical and socioeconomic environment. The federal action consists of proposing the 1999 total allowable catch specifications for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area and the Gulf of Alaska management area. The specified total allowable catch will become the upper limit of groundfish harvested in the fisheries during calendar year 1999 and would encompass the interim 1999 specifications.