The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amounts of 1,000 metric tons (mt) of Pacific cod from trawl catcher vessels to the annual amount specified for catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall (LOA) using pot gear and catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) according to Jonathan M. Kurland, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.
The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:
|Pacific Cod||Current Share||This Action||Revised Share|
Catcher Vessels >=60 Feet LOA Using Pot Gear
|Trawl Catcher Vessels||28,855||-1,000||27,855|
Catcher Vessels < 60 Feet LOA Using Hook-and-line or Pot Gear
This action is necessary to allow the 2022 total allowable catch of Pacific cod in the BSAI to be harvested and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(a)(7)(iii)(A). This action does not imply any change in the status of the fisheries.
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