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IB 00-55: NMFS Reallocates the Halibut Bycatch Mortality Allowance in the Nontrawl Fishery Category in the BSAI

June 27, 2000 - 10:45 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

NMFS announces the reapportionment of the 2000 halibut bycatch mortality allowance specified for the Pacific cod hook-and-line fishery category to the "other nontrawl" fishery category in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area according to James Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS. This action is necessary to allow the harvest of species constrained by the other nontrawl halibut bycatch mortality allowance, in particular Greenland turbot, while not further restricting the hook-and-line Pacific cod fishery. The revised 2000 BSAI prohibited species bycatch allowances for the BSAI non-trawl fisheries are as follows:

Non-trawl fisheriesHalibut mortality
 (mt) BSAI
Pacific cod - Total673
 Jan. 1 - April 30
May 1 - Sept. 1
Sept. 1 - Dec. 31
Other non-trawl - Total159
 May 1 - Dec. 31159
Groundfish pot & jigexempt
Sablefish hook-and-lineexempt

This information bulletin provides notice that a regulatory change has occurred. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the new regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on December 30, 2019