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.