Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Groundfish Specifications for 2012–2013
This analysis discusses the adverse economic impacts on small entities of the alternative, proposed 2012–2013 harvest specifications for the groundfish fisheries managed under the North Pacific Fishery Management Council's FMP for the BSAI area.
Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis on the expected adverse economic impacts on small entities of alternative proposed 2012–2013 harvest specifications for the groundfish fisheries managed under the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) Management Area.
The proposed action is the implementation of the Council’s 2006 harvest strategy choice for the federally managed groundfish fisheries in the BSAI management area in 2012 and 2013. This strategy determines annual harvest specifications in compliance with federal regulations, the Fishery Management Plan for the BSAI groundfish fishery, and the Magnuson-Stevens Act. The Secretary of Commerce approves the harvest specifications based on the recommendations of the Council.
This Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis addresses the statutory requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, as amended by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (5 U.S.C. 601-612).