Finding of No Significant Impact Environmental Assessment/ Regulatory Impact Review for a Regulatory Amendment to Define a Halibut Subsistence Fishery Category in Convention Waters

April 02, 2003

The action will promulgate fishery regulations to define the legal harvest of halibut for subsistence use in the Convention waters in and off Alaska.

The action will enable eligible rural Alaska residents, both Alaska Native and non-Native, who depend upon the taking of halibut for food and who have limited alternative food resources to continue to take halibut for that purpose. The action defines halibut subsistence, eligibility, allowable gear, trade, bag limits, and cooperative agreements for data monitoring.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 11/20/2018

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