The Law Library presents the complete text of the Pacific Halibut Fisheries - Charter Halibut Fisheries Management in Alaska - Revisions (US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Regulation) (NOAA) (2018 Edition).
Updated as of May 29, 2018
NMFS issues regulations that revise Federal regulations regarding sport fishing guide services for Pacific halibut in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C (Southeast Alaska) and 3A (Central Gulf of Alaska). The regulations remove the requirement that a guided sport (charter) vessel guide be on board the same vessel as a charter vessel angler to meet the definition of providing sport fishing guide services. This final rule clarifies that all sport fishing for halibut in which anglers receive assistance from a compensated guide would be managed under charter fishery regulations, and all harvest (except halibut harvested under the Guided Angler Fish Program) would accrue toward charter allocations. This final rule aligns Federal regulations with State of Alaska regulations. This final rule makes additional minor changes to the regulatory text pertaining to the charter halibut fishery to maintain consistency in the regulations with these new definitions. This action is necessary to achieve the halibut fishery management goals of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council.
This ebook contains:
- The complete text of the Pacific Halibut Fisheries - Charter Halibut Fisheries Management in Alaska - Revisions (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