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

September 10, 2010 - 2:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount of the 2010 halibut and crab prohibited species catch assigned to the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands trawl limited access sector to the Amendment 80 cooperative 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 halibut in metric tons and for crab in numbers of animals:

BSAI trawl limited access halibut PSC
Current Share: 875
This Action: -358
Revised Share: 517

Amendment 80 Cooperative halibut PSC
Current Share: 1,754
This Action: +340
Revised Share: 2,094

BSAI trawl limited access Zone 1 red king crab PSC
Current Share: 53,797
This Action: -48,000
Revised Share: 5,797

Amendment 80 Cooperative Zone 1 red king crab PSC
Current Share: 70,237
This Action: +48,000
Revised Share: 118,237

BSAI trawl limited access Zone 1 Bairdi tanner PSC
Current Share: 348,285
This Action: -290,000
Revised Share: 58,285

Amendment 80 Cooperative Zone 1 Bairdi tanner PSC
Current Share: 257,715
This Action: +290,000
Revised Share: 547,715

BSAI trawl limited access Zone 2 Bairdi tanner PSC
Current Share: 1,053,394
This Action: -880,000
Revised Share: 173,394

Amendment 80 Cooperative Zone 2 Bairdi tanner PSC
Current Share: 440,277
This Action: +880,000
Revised Share: 1,320,277

This action is necessary to allow the Amendment 80 Cooperative to fully harvest their 2010 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 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