Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review for Proposed Amendment 111 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Gulf of Alaska - Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program Reauthorization
Analysis of proposed management measures that would apply to the Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program fisheries
This Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review analyzes proposed management measures that would apply to the Central Gulf of Alaska (CGOA) Rockfish Program (RP) fisheries. The measures under consideration include reauthorizing the RP by either removing the sunset date or establishing a new sunset date within a range of 10 through 20 years. The action also includes other potential measures that would alter regulations associated with the reallocation of Pacific cod and rockfish, exempt crab program sideboard limits for vessels when fishing in the RP, establish regulations that require NMFS to provide annual cost recovery reports for the RP, and other regulatory changes.