Final Regulatory Impact Review For a Proposed Regulatory Amendment To Limit Possession of Guided and Unguided Halibut Simultaneously on the Same Fishing Vessel

August 19, 2019

Prohibiting the mixing of guided and unguided halibut simultaneously on any fishing vessel in IPHC Areas 2C and 3A

This document analyzes a regulatory action that would prohibit the mixing of guided and unguided halibut simultaneously on any fishing vessel in International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Areas 2C and 3A. The first alternative under consideration is the status quo. The second alternative would prohibit the possession of guided and unguided halibut simultaneously on any fishing vessel. Under the third alternative (the preferred alternative), if guided and unguided halibut is mixed onboard the fishing vessel, all halibut anglers, including unguided anglers, are bound by the International Pacific Halibut Commission annual management measures for guided sport fishing.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 11/05/2019

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