Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis to Amend Regulations for Observer At-Sea Electronic Communication Equipment Requirements for Vessels and Shoreside Processors in the North Pacific Groundfish Fisheries

March 01, 2003

Analysis of the impacts of a regulatory amendment to require upgrades in and increased functionality for hardware and software designed to facilitate groundfish fishery observer reporting from catcher-processors, motherships, and shoreside processors in the BSAI and GOA

This Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis evaluates the small entity impacts of a regulatory amendment to require upgrades in and increased functionality for hardware and software designed to facilitate groundfish fishery observer reporting from catcher-processors, motherships, and shoreside processors in the BSAI and GOA. The regulatory amendment would also clarify regulations so that the requirements would be extended to catcher vessels required to have 100% observer coverage. This FRFA addresses the requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act at 5 U.S.C. 604(a).

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