RIR/IRFA for Proposed Halibut Fishery Regulations and Amendment 72 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Groundfish Fishery of the BSAI and Proposed Amendment 64 to the FMP for Groundfish of the GOA
This analysis of several issues pertaining to the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for fixed gear Pacific halibut and sablefish fisheries in and off Alaska, and the Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program for fisheries in and off of Alaska
Four actions are proposed for Amendment 72 to the Fishery Management Plan of the Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area and Amendment 64 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska. (1) Revise IFQ and CDQ Prior Notice of Landing (PNOL) requirements. (2) Revise IFQ Offload Window requirements. (3) Revise IFQ Vessel Clearance requirements. (4) Revise IFQ and CDQ Shipment Report requirements.