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:
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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