NMFS Reallocates Crab Prohibited Species Catch Allowances from the BSAI Trawl Limited Access Sector to the Amendment 80 Cooperative in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

October 19, 2011 - 2:30 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2011 crab prohibited species catch allowances from the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands trawl limited access sector to the Amendment 80 cooperatives in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI), according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation for crab in numbers of animals:

BSAI trawl limited access Zone 1 red king crab PSC
Current Share: 53,797
This Action: -37,000
Revised Share: 16,797

Amendment 80 Cooperative Zone 1 red king crab PSC
Current Share: 93,432
This Action: +37,000
Revised Share: 130,432

BSAI trawl limited access Zone 1 Bairdi tanner PSC
Current Share: 348,285
This Action: -259,000
Revised Share: 89,285

Amendment 80 Cooperative Zone 1 Bairdi tanner PSC
Current Share: 331,608
This Action: +259,000
Revised Share: 590,608

BSAI trawl limited access Zone 2 Bairdi tanner PSC
Current Share: 1,053,394
This Action: -750,000
Revised Share: 303,394

Amendment 80 Cooperative Zone 2 Bairdi tanner PSC
Current Share: 565,966
This Action: +750,000
Revised Share: 1,315,966

BSAI trawl limited access COBLZ Opilio tanner crab PSC
Current Share: 2,385,193
This Action: -1,300,000
Revised Share: 1,085,193

Amendment 80 Cooperative COBLZ Opilio tanner crab PSC
Current Share: 3,875,381
This Action: +1,300,000
Revised Share: 5,175,381

This action is necessary to allow the Amendment 80 cooperatives to fully harvest their 2011 groundfish allocations 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 fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with any requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019