NMFS Reallocates Atka Mackerel from the Incidental Catch Allowance to the Amendment 80 Cooperative

August 14, 2008 - 10:15 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries service (NMFS) is reallocating 1,300 metric tons (mt) of the 2008 incidental catch allowance of Atka mackerel to the B season allowance of Atka mackerel for the Amendment 80 cooperative in the Eastern Aleutian District and the Bering Sea subarea of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

ATKA MACKERELCURRENT SHARETHIS ACTIONREVISED SHARE
ICA1,400-1,300100
Amendment 80 Cooperative3,692+1,3004,992

This action is necessary to allow the 2008 total allowable catch of Atka mackerel to be harvested and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.91(f). This action does not imply any change in the status of the fisheries.

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