NMFS Reallocates Pacific Cod in the Bering Sea

September 24, 1999 - 9:45 a.m.

Notice of a fishery management action.

The National Marine Fisheries service (NMFS) is reallocating 5,000 metric tons (mt) of Pacific cod from catcher/processor vessels using trawl gear to vessels using hook-and-line or pot gear and 2,800 mt of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear to vessels using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI) according to Steven Pennoyer, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.

The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:

 CURRENT SHARETHESE ACTIONSREVISED SHARE
BSAI
Pacific cod
Jig gear3,275-2,800475
Hook and Line/Pot gear
 83,500+7,80091,300
Trawl gear
catcher/processors
 38,475-5,00033,475
catcher vessels
 38,475none38,475
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Total TAC163,725 163,725

This information bulletin provides notice that a regulatory change has occurred. Do not rely upon it to guide you in complying with the regulatory change.

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on February 11, 2019