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Regulatory Impact Review for a Proposed/Final Rule to Remove Vessel Cap Limitations for Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Halibut Harvested in IPHC Regulatory Areas 4A, 4B, 4C, and 4D for the Remainder of the 2021 IFQ Fishing Season

May 26, 2021

Analysis of a regulatory action to modify the halibut Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program to remove vessel cap limitations for IFQ halibut harvested in International Pacific Halibut Commission regulatory Areas 4A, 4B, 4C, and 4D.

This Regulatory Impact Review (RIR) evaluates the costs and benefits of a regulatory action to modify the halibut Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program to remove vessel cap limitations for IFQ halibut harvested in International Pacific Halibut Commission regulatory Areas 4A, 4B, 4C, and 4D for the remainder of the 2021 IFQ fishing season. This action would not modify any other aspects of the IFQ Program. This action is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health concerns and is within the authority of the Secretary of Commerce to establish additional regulations governing the taking of halibut under the provisions of the Halibut Act.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/11/2021

Alaska Individual Fishing Quota Program Analyses