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This project required residency designations for permit holders and vessel owners.
Residency was based upon the address given to the CFEC when permit holders and
vessel owners renewed permits and licensed vessels. Each "place", or community, on the
CFEC Census and NMFS Initial files was given an Urban/Rural designation and a
Decision Rules Used to Designate Urban and Rural
(1) Urban includes all towns with 1990 U.S. Census populations of 2,500 or more.
(2) Communities are designated urban even though their populations are under
2,500 if they lie within an "urbanized area." Urbanized areas are defined as
all communities and places connected by highway to urban centers with
populations of 6,000 or more and lying within a 20-mile
radius of the urban center (for cities from 6,000 to 20,000 population) or a
40-mile radius (for cities of more than 20,000). The radius is measured from
the center of the city as denoted by the city location point on maps, rather
than from the city limits. An exception to the radius rule is that the
Anchorage "urbanized area" does not extend north of Knik Arm nor south of
The cities of 6,000 to 20,000 population are Ketchikan, Kenai, Kodiak and
Sitka. The cities above 20,000 are Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau.
Decision Rules Used to Designate Local and Non-local
Localness to halibut and sablefish management areas is determined using the
(1) If the place is a coastal community, it is local to the halibut and sablefish
management areas of that coastline.
(2) If a community's border is within 25 miles of the coast, and is connected to
the coast by a navigable body of water or road, it is local to the halibut and
sablefish management areas of that coastline.
(3) If a community is determined to be local to a management area as defined
above, and there is another management area adjacent, then localness to the
adjacent area is determined by the following rule:
If the community is a coastal community, and it is within 25 straight-line miles
of the adjacent area boundary, it is local to the adjacent area.