NMFS Apportion Reserves of Pacific Cod in the GOA

April 05, 1999 - 7:18 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is apportioning 13,567 metric tons (mt) of Pacific cod from the reserves to the total allowable catch (TAC) in the Gulf of Alaska, according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS. This action increases the allocation of the 1999 Pacific cod TAC for vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the inshore component to 21,267 mt, 38,642 mt, and 1,143 mt in the Western, Central, and Eastern Regulatory Areas respectively and for vessels catching Pacific cod for processing by the offshore component to 2,363 mt, 4,293 mt, and 127 mt in the Western, Central, and Eastern Regulatory Areas respectively.

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. Maximum retainable bycatch amounts may be found in the regulations at 50 CFR 679.20(e) and (f).

This information bulletin provides notice that a regulatory change has occurred. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the new regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019