Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review for a Regulatory Amendment to Change the Scallop Fishing Season Dates in Registration Area D (Yakutat) and Registration Area E (Prince William Sound)
Analysis of a a regulatory amendment to change the Yakutat and Prince William Sound scallop fishery season
This final rule establishes a July 1 through February 15 fishing season for the scallop fishery in the Yakutat and Prince William Sound Registration Areas. The previous fishing season in those areas ran from January 10 through June 30. This change was made at the request of industry to improve vessel safety and to maintain consistency between Federal and state regulations for the scallop fishery off Alaska.