Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/ Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Halibut Bycatch Limits for the Trawl and Non-Trawl Fisheries - Amendment 21 to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Fishery Management Plan
Environmental Assessment, Regulatory Impact Review, and Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis of an amendment to address halibut bycatch.
This document provides background information and assessments necessary for the Secretary of Commerce to determine if Amendment 21 is consistent with the Magnuson Act and other applicable laws. It also provides the public with information to assess the alternatives that the Council considered and to comment on the Council's preferred alternative. These comments will enable the Secretary to make a more informed decision concerning the resolution of the management problems being addressed.