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IB 23-51: NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod from Trawl Catcher Vessels to Catcher Vessels Less Than 60 Feet Length Overall Using Hook-And-Line or Pot Gear and to Amendment 80 Trawl Catcher/Processors in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

October 02, 2023 - 3:00 p.m,

Notice of a fishery management action

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount of 1,000 mt of Pacific cod from trawl catcher vessels to the annual amount specified for catcher vessels less than 60 feet (18.3 meters) LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear and to Amendment 80 trawl catcher/processors 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
Trawl Catcher Vessels 26,307 -1,000 25,307
Amendment 80 Trawl Catcher/Processors 16,254 +700 16,954
Catcher Vessels < 60 Feet LOA Using Hook-and-Line or Pot Gear 4,740 +300 5,040


This action is necessary to allow the 2023 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) and (B). This action does not imply any change in the status of the fisheries.

This information bulletin only provides notice of a fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with the 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 October 02, 2023