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Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Regulatory Amendments Affecting Management of Halibut Fishing Under the Multispecies Community Development Quota Program

April 15, 1999

This document analyzes the impact of proposed regulatory amendments that implement the catch monitoring requirements for vessels, registered buyers, shoreside processors, and Community Development Quota groups. 

In the proposed rule for the MS CDQ program (62 FR 43865; June 16, 1997), NOAA Fisheries proposed to integrate all CDQ fisheries under one set of regulations and require the accounting of all CDQ species in all CDQ fisheries. Under this proposal, the fixed gear halibut and sablefish CDQ fisheries would no longer be managed under the IFQ regulations. They would be managed under the MS CDQ regulations with the other CDQ species managed by NOAA Fisheries.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 10/11/2022

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