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Regulatory Impact Review for a Regulatory Amendment to Limit Access by all Federally Permitted Vessels to the BSAI Pacific Cod Parallel State Waters Fishery

Analysis of an amendment to prohibit Federally-permitted hook-and-line, pot, and trawl gear vessels from participating in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island Pacific cod parallel fisheries unless they meet LLP and FFP requirements.
November 02, 2020 - Analyses (non-NEPA) ,

Environmental Assessment/Regulatory Impact Review for Proposed Amendment 109 to the Fishery Management Plan for Gulf of Alaska Groundfish and a Proposed Regulatory Amendment - Modifications to Gulf of Alaska Pollock and Pacific Cod Seasonal Allocation

Analysis of modifications to allocations of pollock and cod to allow fisheries to more fully harvest TAC and potentially decrease prohibited species catch. The modifications would not re-distribute allocations between management areas or harvest sectors.
May 18, 2020 - NEPA ,

2018 Status of Alaska Marine Ecosystems Considerations - Eastern Bering Sea Report in Brief

The eastern Bering Sea was characterized by anomalously warm conditions in 2018. Over the northern shelf, an unprecedented near-complete lack of sea ice occurred; the southeastern shelf had no sea ice and no cold pool (footprint of winter sea ice persisting as cold bottom water the following summer, less than
February 14, 2019 - Other Reports ,

Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis For a Regulatory Amendment to Provide a Two-Week Trawl Closure Near Unimak Pass to Facilitate an Experiment Investigating the Effects of Commercial Fishing on Local Abundance of Pacific Cod

This Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (FRFA) provides an analysis of a final regulatory amendment. Approval of the regulatory amendment would impose a two-week ban on trawl, hook-and line and pot fishing in the specified area near Unimak Pass in the eastern Bering Sea. This short-term closure would be in effect between March 15 and March 31 in the years 2003 - 2006. The changes in fishing regulations are needed to permit NMFS to conduct unimpeded experiments on the effects of commercial trawling on local abundance of Pacific cod, as part of a comprehensive research program on sea lion/fishery interactions. The FRFA provides an analysis of the expected impacts of proposed action on small entities.
September 10, 2018 - Other Reports ,

Salmon, Cods and Skates Observer Training Guide

This documentation contains Salmon, Cods, and Skates identification information to assist North Pacific Observers while in the field.
December 13, 2017 - Other Reports ,

Final Regulatory Impact Review for Proposed Regulatory Amendment to Address the Potential for a Shortage of Nontrawl Lead Level 2 Observers

Shortage of lead level 2 endorsed observers for deployment on freezer longline vessels in the groundfish fisheries of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska and pot catcher/processors in the Western Alaska Community Development Quota program.
November 01, 2017 - Analyses (non-NEPA) ,

Regulatory Impact Review/Environmental Assessment for Amendment 113 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, Pacific Cod Harvest Set-Aside

This Regulatory Impact Review/Environmental Assessment analyzes management measures that would apply to catcher vessels targeting Pacific cod in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands.
September 16, 2016 - NEPA ,

Amendment 80 Checklist

Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Amendment 80 Groundfish Trawl Fisheries.
November 23, 2015 - Other Reports ,

Final Environmental Impact Statement Steller Sea Lion Protection Measures for Groundfish Fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

This environmental impact statement provides an evaluation of the environmental, social, and economic effects of alternatives to the Steller sea lion protection measures for the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area, in particular the Atka mackerel, Pacific cod, and pollock fisheries in the Aleutian Islands.
May 06, 2014 - NEPA ,