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IB 19-84 Apportionment of the Groundfish Reserve in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

November 27, 2019 - 2:00 pm

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:

Species Current This Action Revised
AI Greenland turbot 169 +10 179
BS "other rockfish" 684 +100 784
BSAI arrowtooth flounder 10,200 +1,252 11,452
BSAI sculpins 4,250 +1,358 5,608
BSAI sharks 145 +10 155
BSAI shortraker rockfish 358 +42 400
BS/EAI blackspotted/rougheye rockfish 95 +10 105
Total BSAI 1,997,218 +2,782 2,000,000
Available Reserve 2,782 -2,782 0


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 Alaska Regional Office on October 23, 2020