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IB 22-30: Apportionment of the Groundfish Reserve in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

July 20, 2022 - 10:00 a.m.

Notice of a Fishery Management Action

The 2022 initial total allowable catch for two species or species groups in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area have been supplemented by amounts of the reserve according to Jonathan M. Kurland, 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
BSAI Kamchatka flounder 7,832 + 1,382 9,214

CAI/WAI blackspotted/rougheye

rockfish
150 + 27 177
Total BSAI 1,853,111 + 1,409 1,854,520
Available reserve 17,889 -  1,409 16,480

 

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.