Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis For Amendment 4 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Scallop Fishery Off Alaska

June 15, 2000

Analysis of providing a license limitation program for the scallop fishery to replace the Federal vessel moratorium scheduled to expire June 30, 2000.

Licenses based on legal landings of scallops harvested only from Cook Inlet during the qualifying period would have a gear endorsement that would limit allowable gear to a single six-foot dredge when fishing for scallops in any area . The  license limitation program is intended to prevent further deterioration of economic benefits in the scallop fishery because the potential fleet size is less than under the moratorium. 

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 03/12/2019

Alaska Scallop Analyses Alaska License Limitation Program