RIR/IRFA Regulatory Amendment to the Halibut Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) and Sablefish IFQ Program to Prohibit Use of Hired Skippers for Future Transfers of Quota Shares

June 27, 2014

Regulatory Impact Review/Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis of a Regulatory Amendment to the Halibut IFQ and Sablefish IFQ Program to Prohibit Use of Hired Skippers for Future Transfers of Halibut Catcher Vessel Quota Shares or Sablefish Catcher Vessel Quota Shares after a Control Date of February 12, 2010, to evaluate the economic and socioeconomic effects of a proposed amendment to prohibit the use of hired skippers for quota share transfers in certain areas.

This analysis evaluates the costs and benefits of proposed changes to the halibut/sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Programs that would narrow current restrictions for initial recipients of catcher vessel quota share (QS) to use a hired master (skipper) to harvest their IFQs in all areas where hired skippers are allowed. 

 This proposed action would not affect category A QS or individual initial recipients in Area 2C (halibut) and Southeast (sablefish) (who are restricted from using hired skippers in those areas).
 

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 04/10/2019

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