NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod and Opens Directed Fishing for Pacific Cod by Catcher/Processors Using Hook-and-line Gear in the BSAI

December 30, 2009 - 3:00 p.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating 500 metric tons of Pacific cod from catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet (18.3 meters) length overall using pot gear to catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). NMFS also is reopening directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear in the BSAI at 12 noon, Alaska local time, December 31, 2009, according to Robert D. Mecum, Acting Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

This action is necessary to fully use the 2009 total allowable catch of Pacific cod specified for the BSAI and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.25(a)(1)(i), (a)(2)(i)(C), and (a)(2)(iii)(D).

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 in the Code of Federal Regulations.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019