NMFS recommended proposals

NMFS Recommended, as summarized from Agenda Item K.1.b, NMFS Report 2

  1. Amend language for the directed commercial fishery to allow earlier transfer of unused quota to the salmon troll fishery. Current language refers to the “fall salmon troll fisheries”; however, salmon regulations do not have a defined “fall” fishery. The goal of this change is to allow flexibility for inseason transfer of the unused portion of the directed commercial halibut allocation.
  2. In the CSP and regulations, update references to Northwest Region and Northwest Administrator to West Coast Region and West Coast Administrator due to the recent merger and name change.

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