Environmental Assessment of Amendment 27 to the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan and 2017-2018 Harvest Specifications and Management Measures

January 30, 2020

An environmental assessment considering impacts on the human environment of the 2017-2018 harvest specifications and management measures for the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery.

This environmental assessment considers impacts on the human environment of the 2017-2018 harvest specifications and management measures for the Pacific Coast Groundfish fishery.

The 2017-2018 harvest specification cycle is the first since Amendment 24 to the Groundfish FMP, which established default harvest control rules (HCRs) for the species managed in the Groundfish FMP, evaluated ten-year projections for harvest specifications, and routinely adjusted management measures. Amendment 24 resulted in a streamlined Council decision-making process for the 2017-2018 biennial cycle and for future cycles.

This Environmental Assessment (EA) is a tiered analysis from the “Harvest Specifications and Management Measures for 2015-2016 and Biennial Periods Thereafter Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)”.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 01/30/2020