NMFS announces the reapportionment of the 1999 halibut bycatch mortality allowance specified for the Pacific cod hook-and-line fishery category to the other nontrawl fishery category in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region.
This action is necessary to allow the harvest of species constrained by the other nontrawl halibut bycatch mortality allowance, in particular Greenland turbot, while not further restricting the hook-and-line Pacific cod fishery.
Table 7A. 1999 BSAI prohibited species bycatch allowances for the BSAI non-trawl fisheries
|Non-trawl fisheries||Halibut mortality|
|Pacific cod - Total||598|
|Jan. 1 - April 30||457|
|May 1 - Sept. 14||0|
|Sept. 15 - Dec. 31||141|
|Other non-trawl - Total||234|
|May 1 - Aug. 311||42|
|Sept. 1 - Dec. 31||192|
|Groundfish pot & jig||exempt|
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.