Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review for a Proposal to Change the Percentages of Pollock Total Allowable Catch Apportioned to Each Fishing Season in the Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the Gulf of Alaska

May 03, 1998

Reduction of pollock TAC to reduce the potential impacts of pollock fishing on Steller sea lions

This regulatory amendment would change the seasonal apportionment of the pollock total allowable catch (TAC)  amount in the combined Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the Gulf of Alaska by moving 10 percent of the TAC from the third fishing season, which starts on September 1, to the second fishing season, which starts on June 1.

This seasonal TAC shift is a necessary measure to reduce the potential impacts on Steller sea lions of pollock fishing under an increased 1998 TAC by reducing the percentage of the pollock TAC that is available to the commercial fishery during the fall and winter months, a period that is critical to Steller sea lions.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 04/26/2019

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