Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Amendment 89 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the BSAI Management Area and Regulatory Amendments for Bering Sea Habitat Conservation

May 12, 2008

This Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis evaluates alternatives to further conserve fish habitat in the eastern Bering Sea.

The Council and NOAA fisheries are considering additional precautionary measures to minimize potential adverse effects of nonpelagic trawl fishing in the EBS. This EA tiers off of the 2005 EFH EIS and considers open and closed areas, as well as gear modifications, for the nonpelagic trawl fishery.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 12/03/2018

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