1990 Alaska Groundfish Harvest Specifications
NOAA announces final specifications of total allowable catches and initial apportionments for each category of groundfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands area for the 1990 fishing year. This action also reapportions some of the reserve to U.S. fishing vessels working in joint ventures with foreign processing vessels and solicits comments on this reapportionment. Additionally, this action prohibits JVP directed fishing for several groundfish species, because their JVP apportionments will be needed for bycatch in other targeted JVP 'fisheries receiving much larger apportionments.
This action is necessary to establish harvest limits for groundfish in the 1990 fishing year. This action is based on public comments, the best available information on the biological condition of groundfish stocks, the socioeconomic condition of the fishing industry, and consultation with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council at its meeting of December 5-8, 1989. The intended effect of this action is the conservation and management of groundfish resources in the BSAI area.