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IB 23-60: Apportionment of the Groundfish Reserve in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area

November 20, 2023 - 5:00 p.m.

Notice of a Fishery Management Action

The 2023 initial total allowable catch for two 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
BSAI Alaska plaice 14,875 + 3,000 17,875
BSAI Skates 23,325 + 4,000 27,325
Total BSAI 1,991,000 + 7,000 1,998,000
Available Reserve 8,999 - 7,000 1,999



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 November 20, 2023