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IB 23-46: Apportionment of the Groundfish Reserve in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

September 28, 2023 - 5:00 p.m.

Notice of a Fisheries Management Action

The 2023 initial total allowable catch for five 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:

Quota Category Current This Action Revised
BS Pacific ocean perch 10,118 + 1,785 11,903
BSAI Kamchatka flounder 6,442 + 1,137 7,579
BSAI northern rockfish 9,350 + 1,650 11,000
BSAI sharks 213 + 120 333
CAI/WAI blackspotted/rougheye rockfish 141 + 25 166
Total BSAI 1,986,283 + 4,717 1,991,000
Available reserve 13,716 - 4,717 8,999


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 September 28, 2023