Environmental Assessment of a Regulatory Amendment to Allow the Retention of Undersized Halibut in the Area 4E Community Development Quota Halibut Fishery

April 22, 1998

Regulatory Amendment to allow the retention of Pacific halibut less than 32 inches with the head on, or less than 24 inches with the head off, caught by persons in the Community Development Quota program with setline gear in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Area 4E.

This action would allow the legal harvest of undersized Pacific halibut by persons using the Community Development Quota program in Area 4E. This is intended to provide for the customary and traditional food practices of indigenous inhabitants by allowing them to retain all halibut caught with setline gear in Regulatory Area 4E.

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