Thursday, October 19, 2017

RQE Rule Published in Federal Register

NOAA has published the proposed rule for the Recreational Quota Entity, a buyback program for compensated reallocation of Pacific halibut.

Comments are due on or before November 17, 2017

Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska: 0648-BG57

Authorize Recreational Quota Entity to Participate in the Halibut IFQ Program

FR Document: 2017-20894

Citation: 82 FR 46016

Abstract: NMFS issues a proposed rule that would authorize formation of a recreational quota entity (RQE) that could participate in the Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Program in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Areas 2C and 3A in the Gulf of Alaska. The RQE would be authorized to purchase and hold a limited amount of commercial halibut quota share that would yield additional pounds of recreational fishing quota on an annual basis to augment the amount of...

DATES: Submit comments on or before November 17, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt Iverson, 907–586–7228.

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