IB 04-44: Apportionment of the Reserve for Rock Sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

May 23, 2004 - 3:15 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The 2004 total allowable catch (TAC) specified for rock sole in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area have been supplemented by amounts of the reserve according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS. This action is being taken in accordance with 50 CFR 679.20(b)(3).

The following table summarizes the apportionment in metric tons:

 Current Initial TAC (ITAC)This ActionRevised ITAC
BSAIRock Sole34,850+3,07537,925
Total BSAI1,797,735+3,0751,800,810
Available Reserve14,665-3,07511,590

Fishermen are reminded that all actions and closures remain in full force and effect. This apportionment does not rescind or modify closures to directed fishing or actions prohibiting retention of a groundfish species.

This information bulletin only provides notice of a regulatory change. For the purposes of complying with the regulatory change, you are advised to see the actual text of the regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on December 30, 2019