Environmental Assessment for an Emergency Rule to Implement Permit Requirements for Vessels, Processors, and Cooperatives Wishing to Participate in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pollock Fishery Under the American Fisheries Act

December 27, 1999

Analysis of an emergency rule issued due to the statutory January 2000 implementation requirement of the American Fisheries Act.    

Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of this document contain background information on the American Fisheries Act, the Council's list of alternatives for sideboard provisions (including the PREFERRED ALTERNATIVES), a summary of the status of stocks for all species, and a discussion of potential environmental impacts of the alternatives. None of the alternatives under consideration is expected to result in significant impacts relative· to NEPA considerations.

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Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Analyses