Regulatory Impact Review for a Final Rule to Remove Vessel Cap Limitations for IFQ Halibut Harvested in IPHC Regulatory Areas 4B, 4C, and 4D for the Remainder of the 2020 IFQ Fishing Season

June 15, 2020

Analysis of the costs and benefits of a final rule to modify the halibut Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program to remove vessel cap limitations for IFQ halibut harvested in IPHC regulatory Areas 4B, 4C, and 4D.

This Regulatory Impact Review (RIR) evaluates the costs and benefits of a final rule to modify the halibut Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program to remove vessel cap limitations for IFQ halibut harvested in IPHC regulatory Areas 4B, 4C, and 4D for the remainder of the 2020 IFQ fishing season. This final rule would not modify any other aspects of the IFQ Program. This action is in response to local and State travel restrictions and health mandates and is within the authority of the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) to establish additional regulations governing the taking of halibut under the provisions of the Halibut Act.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 10/13/2020

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