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IB 19-77: Apportionment of the Groundfish Reserve in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

October 28, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action

The 2019 initial total allowable catch and total allowable catch of several species and species groups in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands 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 This Action Revised
BS Pacific ocean perch 12,474 + 2,201 14,675
BSAI Alaska plaice 15,300 + 1,000 16,300
BSAI arrowtooth flounder 9,000 + 1,200 10,200
BSAI Kamchatka flounder 4,250 + 300 4,550
BSAI northern rockfish 8,525 + 600 9,125
BSAI sharks 125 + 20 145

BS/EAI blackspotted/rougheye

75 + 20 95
Total BSAI 1,991,877 + 5,341 1,997,218
Available reserve 8,123 -  5,341 2,782


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 fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with any requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.

Last updated by on October 23, 2020