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 MACKEREL||CURRENT SHARE||THIS ACTION||REVISED SHARE|
|Amendment 80 Cooperative||3,692||+1,300||4,992|
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.
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