IB 19-79: NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod from Vessels Using Trawl Gear to Multiple Sectors in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska

November 05, 2019 - 4:00 p.m.

Notice of fishery management action

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount of Pacific cod from catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear, catcher/processors using trawl gear, vessels using jig gear and vessels using pot gear in the Western Regulatory Area of the Gulf of Alaska, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

Pacific cod Current Share This Action Revised Share
Catcher vessels using trawl gear 2,000 - 330 1,670
Catcher/processors using trawl gear 125 + 30 155
Catcher vessels using hook-and-line gear 73 + 35 108
Vessels using jig gear 134 + 50 184
Vessel using pot gear 1,980 + 215 2,195

 

This action is necessary to allow the 2019 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(a)(12)(ii)(D). This action does not imply any change in the status of the fisheries.

This information bulletin only provides notice of a fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on November 05, 2019