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Programmatic Biological Assessment on the Effects of the Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Waters off Alaska on the Endangered Short-tailed Albatross, the Threatened Alaska-breeding Population of the Steller’s Eider, and the Threatened Spectacled Eider

August 01, 2017

Consultation under section 7 of the ESA for the effects of Pacific halibut fisheries in waters off Alaska on the short-tailed albatross and the Alaska-breeding population of the Steller’s eider and Spectacled Eider

This biological assessment analyzes the potential direct and indirect effects of the commercial, sport, and subsistence Pacific halibut fisheries in U.S. Convention waters off Alaska within International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E on short-tailed albatross, the spectacled eider, and the Alaska-breeding population of the Steller’s eider. Cumulative effects of non-Federal actions also are examined.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 10/24/2018

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