The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount (2,870 metric tons) of Pacific cod from the C season apportionments for catcher vessels using trawl and jig gear to the B season apportionments for American Fisheries Act (AFA) trawl catcher/processors and catcher/processors using hook-and-line gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.
The following table summarizes the reallocation in metric tons:
|PACIFIC COD||CURRENT SHARE||THIS ACTION||REVISED SHARE|
|Catcher Vessel Using Trawl Gear||5,458||- 2,500||2,958|
|AFA Trawl Catcher/Processors||1,170||+1,750||2,920|
|Catcher/Processors Using Hook-and-line Gear||48,379||+ 1,120||49,499|
This action is necessary to allow the 2011 total allowable catch of Pacific cod to be harvested and is issued pursuant to 50 CFR 679.20(a)(7)(iii)(A). 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 in the Code of Federal Regulations.