Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Statement for the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Management Alternative for Fixed Gear Sablefish and Halibut Fisheries: Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands
Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program and the potential impacts to the human environment
This package contains the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the individual fishing quota (IFQ) management alternative for the sablefish fisheries off Alaska and the Environmental Impact Statement for the IFQ management alternative for the halibut fisheries off Alaska. Both of these documents have previously undergone NEPA review, prior to the approval of an IFQ program for these fisheries. However, an additional, supplemental analysis to both of these documents is provided with this submission. This was added by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to solicit additional public comment on the IFQ program's potential impacts to the human environment.