NMFS Adjusts the Interim TAC of Pollock in the GOA

January 26, 2000 - 1:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries service (NMFS) is adjusting the interim 2000 total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock in the Western and Central Regulatory Areas of the Gulf of Alaska according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to adjust the harvest of pollock, which, based on the best available scientific information, has been found by NMFS to be incorrectly specified. This action will be effective 12 noon Alaska local time, January 27, 2000.

The following table summarizes the adjustment in metric tons:

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Interim TAC first seasonal allowance of pollock
                              Previous TAC         Adjusted TAC
Western Regulatory Area
        Area 610                     5,465              7,498     
     
Central Regulatory Area
        Area 620 (outside Shelikof Strait)
                                     3,252                546
        Area 630 (outside Shelikof Strait)
                                     4,278              5,325 
Shelikof Strait Conservation Area
                                    14,366             13,991  
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This information bulletin provides notice of a regulatory change. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019