This draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) analyzes management measures that would apply to fishery participants in the halibut and sablefish individual fishing quota and Community Development Quota fisheries off Alaska.
This draft document analyzes several management measures that would apply to fishery participants in the halibut and sablefish individual fishing quota (IFQ) and Community Development Quota (CDQ) fisheries off Alaska.
Categorical Exclusion to examine the Temporary Rule for Emergency Action to implement Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program; Crew Quota Share Emergency Rule for its potential to impact the quality of the human environment.
This action would temporarily remove IFQ halibut vessel caps for the remainder of the 2022 fishing year in IFQ regulatory areas 4A (Eastern Aleutian Islands), 4B (Central and Western Aleutian Islands), 4C (Central Bering Sea), and 4D (Eastern Bering Sea).
Analysis of the designation of critical habitat (CH) for Arctic ringed seals in waters of the northern Bering Sea, Chukchi Sea, and Beaufort Sea, adjacent to the coast of Alaska, under the Endangered Species Act of 1973.