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This project required residency designations for QS and IFQ permit holders. Residency was
based upon addresses on the NMFS-RAM demographic files at the end of 1995 and at the
end of 1996. Each "place", or community, on the NMFS files was given an Urban/Rural
designation and a Local/Nonlocal designation.
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 also are designated as 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 centers from 6,000 to 20,000 population) or a 40-mile radius (for
centers 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 Turnagain Arm.
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 management areas is determined using the following rules:
(1) If the place is a coastal community, it is local to the halibut management areas of
(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 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.