Vessel Specific Bycatch Rates in Alaska
Prohibited species bycatch rates for the groundfish fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and the Gulf of Alaska.
Bycatch Rate Data
Information from vessels with observers on prohibited species bycatch by week-ending-date and vessel. Bycatch rates are published for halibut, herring, red king crab, other king crab, bairdi tanner crab, and other tanner crab. The number of chinook and non-chinook bycatch are also published. This report includes the CDQ. Fisheries Information on gear type, number of sampled observed hauls, or gear sets are also included. Note: Rates are based on preliminary observer data and are subject to change until final review. Publication of these data was authorized by regulations effective in 1994.
|WEEK ENDING DATE||Character||8||Week-ending-date of catch|
|VESSEL ID||Character||4||Permit Number of vessel|
|AREA||Character||3||FMP (Fishery Management Plan) Area|
|GEAR||Character||3||Type of gear|
|HALIBUT||Numeric||10||3||kg halibut per mt of groundfish|
|HERRING||Numeric||10||3||kg herring per mt of groundfish|
|RED KING CRAB||Numeric||10||3||
|OTHER KING CRAB||Numeric||10||3||# other king crab per mt of groundfish|
|BAIRDI TANNER CRAB||Numeric||10||3||# bairdi tanner crab per mt of groundfish|
|OTHER TANNER CRAB||Numeric||10||3||# other tanner crab per mt of groundfish|
|CHINOOK||Numeric||10||3||# of chinook|
|NON-CHINOOK||Numeric||10||3||# of non-chinook|
|OBSHAULS||Numeric||3||Number of sampled observed hauls|
|A Atka mackerel BSAI,GOA||M 'Kamchatka flounder' BSAI|
|B Pollock - bottom* BSAI,GOA||O 'Other species' BSAI,GOA|
|C Pacific cod BSAI,GOA||P Pollock - midwater* BSAI,GOA|
|D Deep water flatfish* GOA||R Rock sole BSAI|
|E Alaska plaice BSAI||S Sablefish BSAI,GOA|
|F Other flatfish* BSAI||T Greenland turbot BSAI|
|H Shallow water flatfish* GOA||W Arrowtooth flounder BSAI,GOA|
|K Rockfish BSAI,GOA||X Rex sole GOA|
|L Flathead sole BSAI,GOA||Y Yellowfin sole BSAI|
- Pollock targets defined by catch composition, not reported gear type.
- Deep Water Flatfish includes Dover sole, Greenland turbot, Kamchatka flounder, and deepsea sole.
- Shallow Water Flatfish includes flatfish not including Deep water flatfish, Flathead sole, Rex sole, or Arrowtooth flounder.
- Other flatfish includes all flatfish species except for Pacific Halibut (a prohibited species) and all other flatfish species that have a separate specified TAC amount.