NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod from Trawl Catcher Vessels to the Amendment 80 Sector in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount of 700 metric tons of Pacific cod from trawl catcher vessels to the Amendment 80 sector 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 25,307 -700 24,607
Amendment 80 sector 16,954 +700 17,654
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)(B). This action does not imply any change in the status of the fisheries.
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