Pacific Halibut Fisheries; Catch Sharing Plan for Guided Sport and Commercial Fisheries in Alaska

Docket ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0180
Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Parent Agency: Department of Commerce (DOC)
This regulation implemented a catch sharing plan for the commercial and guided (charter) sport fisheries for Pacific halibut in waters of International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska). This regulatory amendment established a combined catch limit annually specified by the International Pacific Halibut Commission that is allocated between the commercial and charter halibut fisheries using percentage allocations proposed by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. This action also implemented annual management measures for the charter halibut fishery that are intended to maintain harvest to the charter allocation, and specified annually by the International Pacific Halibut Commission using a process proposed by the Council. This action provides an opportunity for commercial halibut individual fishing quota holders to lease (transfer on an annual basis) halibut individual fishing quotas to charter halibut permit holders as Guided Angler Fish.
RIN: 0648-BA37
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 50 CFR 300,50 CFR 679
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 44 USC 3501 et seq
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM07/22/201176 FR 44156
NRPM Comment Period End09/06/2011
Proposed Rule; Ext. Comments09/07/201176 FR 55343
Comment Period Extended09/21/201176 FR 55343
Second NPRM06/28/201378 FR 39122
Comment Period Extended07/25/201378 FR 44920
Final Action12/12/201378 FR 75843
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Related RINs: 0648-BA37
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 26, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/28/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0180-2207
Comment Period Closed
Sep 21, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/07/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0180-0744
Comment Period Closed
Sep 21, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/22/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0180-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/12/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0180-5848
Comment Period Closed
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/25/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0180-3123

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 06/28/2013
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0180-2208
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/07/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0180-0743
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/22/2011
ID: NOAA-NMFS-2011-0180-0003


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
James Balsiger
Administrator, Alaska Region
907 586-7221
907 586-7465 (Fax)
709 West Ninth Street, Juneau, AK 99801
Juneau, AK 99801
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