The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is reallocating the projected unused amount (1,935 metric tons) of Pacific cod from vessels using jig gear, catcher vessels greater than or equal to 60 feet length overall (LOA) using hook-and-line gear, and catcher vessels using trawl gear to catcher vessels less than 60 feet LOA using hook-and-line or pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area according to James W. Balsiger, Administrator, Alaska Region, NMFS.
|PACIFIC COD||CURRENT SHARE||THIS ACTION||REVISED SHARE|
|Catcher Vessels >= 60 Feet LOA Using Hook-and-Line Gear||465||-435||30|
|Catcher Vessels Using Trawl Gear||51,509||-500||51,009|
|Catcher Vessels < 60 Feet LOA Using Hook-and-Line or Pot Gear||6,445||+1,935||8,380|
This action is necessary to allow the 2012 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 fishery management action. For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this action, you are advised to see the actual text of the action in the Federal Register.