Regulatory Impact Review for Proposed Regulation to End Groundfish Gear Restrictions at Cape Sarichef and to Eliminate Obsolete References from Regulations

August 01, 2005

Analysis of the potential impacts of a proposal to reopen certain waters originally closed to groundfish fishing because of depleted Pacific cod population and involving the Cape Sarichef closure and another closure at Chiniak Gully off Kodiak Island.

Analysis of the potential impacts of a proposal to (1) reopen waters that have been closed to groundfish fishing to facilitate a now completed experiment on the impact of trawling on localized depletion of Pacific cod, and (2) eliminate obsolete references to the Cape Sarichef closure, and another closure at Chiniak Gully off Kodiak Island. The Chiniak Gully closure itself has ended under existing regulations.

The analyses in this document address the requirements of Presidential Executive Order 12866.

 

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