The Law Library presents the complete text of the Limited Access for Guided Sport Charter Vessels in Alaska - Pacific Halibut Fisheries (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Regulation) (NOAA) (2018 Edition).
Updated as of May 29, 2018
NMFS issues regulations creating a limited access system for charter vessels in the guided sport fishery for Pacific halibut in waters of International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska). This limited access system limits the number of charter vessels that may participate in the guided sport fishery for halibut in these areas. NMFS will issue a charter halibut permit to a licensed charter fishing business owner based on his or her past participation in the charter halibut fishery and to a Community Quota Entity representing specific rural communities. All charter halibut permit holders are subject to limits on the number of permits they may hold and on the number of charter vessel anglers who may catch and retain halibut on permitted charter vessels. This action is necessary to achieve the approved halibut fishery management goals of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. The intended effect is to curtail growth of fishing capacity in the guided sport fishery for halibut.
This ebook contains:
- The complete text of the Limited Access for Guided Sport Charter Vessels in Alaska - Pacific Halibut Fisheries (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Regulation) (NOAA) (2018 Edition)
- A dynamic table of content linking to each section
- A table of contents in introduction presenting a general overview of the structure