IB 19-85: NMFS Reapportions the Chinook Salmon Prohibited Species Catch Limits in the Gulf of Alaska

December 20, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Notice of a fishery management action

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reapportioning the projected unused amount, 3,342 Chinook salmon prohibited species catch limit, from vessels participating in directed fishing for pollock in the Central Regulatory area of the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) to vessels participating in directed fishing for pollock in the Western Regulatory area of the GOA, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.           

This action is consistent with the goals and objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.21(h)(5).

The following table summarizes the reapportionment in number of Chinook salmon:

Chinook Salmon Current Share This Action Revised Share

Vessels directed fishing for

pollock in the Central GOA

18,316 -3,342 14,974

Vessels directed fishing for

pollock in the Western GOA

6,684 +3,342 10,026

 

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 January 06, 2020