Regulatory Impact Review/Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Regulations that Implement the Halibut Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program
Implementation of the Halibut IFQ Program
This Regulatory Impact Review and Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis evaluates a final action that amends the regulations that implement the Pacific Halibut Individual Fishing Quota program on the use of quota share. This action allows processing of non-IFQ species on a fishing vessel that is otherwise authorized to process non-IFQ species when any amount of IFQ halibut resulting from QS assigned to vessel categories B, C, or D (catcher vessel QS) are held by fishermen onboard the vessel. This action also allows holders of vessel category A QS (catcher/processor QS) to process IFQ derived from catcher/processor QS, when unused IFQ derived from catcher vessel QS is onboard the vessel.