NMFS Apportions Groundfish Reserve to Greenland Turbot and Rougheye Rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

December 15, 2008 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The 2008 initial total allowable catch (ITAC) specified for Greenland turbot in the Aleutian Islands subarea and rougheye rockfish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) has been supplemented by amounts of the reserve according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting 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:

 CURRENT ITACTHIS ACTIONREVISED ITAC
Aleutian Islands Greenland turbot672+118790
BSAI Rougheye Rockfish187+15202
Total BSAI1,639,906+1331,640,039
Available Reserve23,438-13323,305
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 regulatory change. For the purposes of complying with the regulatory change, you are advised to see the actual text of the regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019