Past Management Cycles: 2007-2008 Final Environmental Impact Statement

2007-2008 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), October 2006

Proposed Acceptable Biological Catch and Optimum Yield Specifications and Management Measures for the 2007-2008 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery and

Amendment 16-4 Rebuilding Plans

This document assesses the environmental impacts associated with establishing harvest specifications (e.g., acceptable biological catch and annual catch limits) for species and species’ complexes in the Pacific coast groundfish Fishery Management Plan and establishing management measures to constrain total fishing mortality to these specifications. Additionally, this document contains analyses for implementing rebuilding plans for seven depleted Pacific coast groundfish species. These harvest specifications and management measures were established for calendar years 2007 and 2008. Federally-managed Pacific groundfish fisheries occurring off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California establish the geographic context for the proposed action.

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This document may be cited in the following manner:

PFMC (Pacific Fishery Management Council) and NMFS (National Marine Fisheries Service). 2006. Proposed Acceptable Biological Catch and Optimum Yield Specifications and Management Measures for the 2007-2008 Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery, and Amendment 16-4: Rebuilding Plans For Seven Depleted Pacific Coast Groundfish Species; Final Environmental Impact Statement Including Regulatory Impact Review and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis. Pacific Fishery Management Council, Portland, OR. October 2006.