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Schelle, Kurt, K. Iverson, and B. Muse. Draft For Council Review Environmental Assessment/ Regulatory Impact Review / Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for the "1,000 Pound Minimum IFQ" Proposed Amendment to the Individual Fishing Quota Management Alternative for Alaska's Fixed Gear Halibut Fishery. June 1993.


This analysis was prepared at the request of the State of Alaska for the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. It extends an earlier Discussion Draft report and provides EA/RIR/IRFA analyses of the alternatives. The report examines a proposal to alter the NPFMC's current IFQ plan for the halibut fishery to guarantee a minimum IFQ of 1,000 pounds to each participant. The report examines three one-time initial allocation alternative approaches toward achieving a minimum 1,000 pound IFQ in the implementation year. The report provides an analysis of the distributional consequences of these approaches relative to NPFMC's current plan.