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

November 14, 2013 - 12:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

Sustainable Fisheries
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The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2013 halibut and crab prohibited species catch (PSC) allowances from the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) trawl limited access sector to the Amendment 80 cooperatives in the BSAI management area, according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation for halibut in metric tons and crab in numbers of animals:

SpeciesCURRENT SHARETHIS ACTIONREVISED SHARE
BSAI halibut PSC
BSAI trawl limited access875-140735
Amendment 80 cooperatives2,325+1332,458
Zone 1 red king crab PSC
BSAI trawl limited access26,489-20,0006,489
Amendment 80 cooperatives43,293+20,00063,293
Zone 1 Bairdi tanner crab PSC
BSAI trawl limited access411,228-300,000111,228
Amendment 80 cooperatives368,521+300,000668,521
Zone 2 Bairdi tanner crab PSC
BSAI trawl limited access1,241,500-900,000341,500
Amendment 80 cooperatives627,778+900,0001,527,778
COBLZ Opilio tanner crab PSC
BSAI trawl limited access3,013,990-2,400,000613,990
Amendment 80 cooperatives4,609,135+2,400,0007,009,135

This action is necessary to allow the Amendment 80 cooperatives to fully harvest their 2013 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