Scoping Report for Northern Fur Seal Harvest Regulations Environmental Assessment
This report reviews the comments received during the scoping period regarding St. George Traditional Council's proposed changes to the northern fur seal harvest regulations.
NOAA Fisheries received a petition from the Traditional Council in September 2006, proposing changes in harvest regulations to better provide for cultural and traditional practices. NOAA Fisheries invited public comments on the petition through a Federal Register Notice on April 23, 2010 (75 FR 21233).
NOAA Fisheries is currently proceeding with preparation of an Environmental Assessment, and sought public comments to help identify issues to be analyzed.