NMFS Corrects the Notice to Vessels of Assignments for A Season Harvest Limit Area Fisheries in Areas 542 and 543

January 13, 2009 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is correcting the notice to owners and operators of registered vessels of their assignments for the 2009 A season Atka mackerel harvest limit area (HLA) fishery in areas 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian Islands subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS. On January 13, 2009, NMFS issued a notice to the owners and operators of registered vessels of their assignments for the 2009 A season Atka mackerel fishery in HLA 542 and/or 543 of the Aleutian Islands subarea of the BSAI. Subsequent to the issuance of that notice, NMFS learned that several applicants for federal fisheries permits mistakenly selected the endorsement for the directed Atka mackerel fisheries inside the HLA in the Aleutian Islands subarea.

For the Amendment 80 cooperative, the vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 and the second HLA directed fishery in area 543 are as follows: Federal Fishery Permit number (FFP) 2134 Ocean Peace and FFP 2733 Seafreeze Alaska.

For the Amendment 80 cooperative, the vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 543 and the second HLA directed fishery in area 542 are as follows: FFP 3835 Seafisher.

For the Amendment 80 limited access sector, vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 and in the second HLA directed fishery in area 543 are as follows: FFP 2443 Alaska Juris and FFP 3819 Alaska Spirit.

For the Amendment 80 limited access sector, the vessels authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 543 and the second HLA directed fishery in area 542 are as follows: FFP 3423 Alaska Warrior and FFP 4093 Alaska Victory.

For the BSAI trawl limited access sector, the vessel authorized to participate in the first HLA directed fishery in area 542 is as follows: FFP 11770 Alaska Knight.

This action is necessary to allow the correct vessels to participate the harvest of the 2009 A season HLA limits established for area 542 and area 543 pursuant to the 2008 and 2009 harvest specifications for groundfish in the BSAI. and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(a)(8)(iii)(B)(2).

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019