Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Amendment 49 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska

October 01, 1997

Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska Management Plan: Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis

Amendment 49 will establish a regulatory program to require all vessels fishing for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska to retain all pollock and Pacific cod beginning January 1, 1998, and all shallow water flatfish beginning January 1, 2003. It also will establish a 15-percent minimum utilization standard for all-at-sea processors; for pollock and Pacific cod beginning January 1, 1998, and for shallow water rockfish beginning January 1, 2003.


This Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Review/ Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis examines a series of alternatives for an Improved Retention/Improved Utilization management regime for all GOA groundfish fisheries, managed under that region's FMP.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 12/14/2018

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